Exam Accommodations

Exam accommodations may include extended time, a separate testing environment, use of a computer, calculator or adaptive equipment, and the assistance of a reader or scribe. Some testing accommodation will require the student to take exams in the DSS Office.

If the sole testing accommodation is 50% extended time, faculty are asked to proctor the exam. Depending on the schedule of the faculty and student, the student may take the exam in class, in the faculty's office, or in some other predetermined location. Faculty should be sure that the testing environment is quiet, accessible, and that the student will not be unduly interrupted. Faculty may request that students with 50% extended time schedule exams in the DSS Office. If this is the case, faculty should contact DSS directly and then work with the student to complete a Request for Proctoring Services form.

If the student has more than 50% extended time, uses a computer, utilizes assistive technology/adaptive equipment, and/or requires a reader or scribe, then faculty may work with the student to make arrangements for the exam to be taken in the DSS Office. Whenever exams are to be scheduled in the DSS Office, both the faculty and student will need to complete a Request for Proctoring Services form. The student should submit the completed form to the DSS Office at least 7 days before the exam (forms for final exams should be submitted 14 days in advance). On this form, faculty are asked to include instructions for how the test is to be administered. Please note that the DSS Office makes every effort to ensure the security and integrity of all exams.