Information about Testing and Scheduling your Exams
Test and Test Scheduling
Student Access Services (SAS) provides academic accommodations to students who may
need them. All decisions regarding academic accommodation, including others not listed
below, are made in consultation with the student and the Office for Student Access
Services based on the individual student and their disability.
Every student who tests with SAS must first complete the Exam and Testing Regulation form and agree to all regulations: Exam/Testing Regulations Form
SAS offers a quiet and private space for testing when accommodations cannot be provided
by the educational department. Please remember that it is the student’s responsibility to schedule exams with SAS.
Please schedule exams at least 72 hours (3 days) before the planned exam date. If desired students may use their course syllabus
to schedule all of their exams for the semester. We understand that exam dates may change, contact SAS as soon as possible if your
exam has been rescheduled.
Note: Please schedule your exams with the SAS even if you are not sure you will take
them at the testing areas. It is much easier for us to cancel an exam rather than
find a testing space at the last minute.
The testing accommodation of extended time applies only to timed assessments, quizzes
and tests that must be started and finished in a single testing session. It does not
apply to take-home tests or any other type of test that can be paused and then resumed
at a later time.
Note: SAS is available to provide this accommodation if time and space are not available
in the student’s department.
More Testing Accommodaions
Adaptive Equipment and Software
In addition to extended time, students may require additional assistance during the
exam or learning process. Assistance may include one or more of the following:
Use of a reader or scribe
A quiet location
Use of a computer for short answer/essay sections
Alternative format such as Braille or large print
Different Colored Paper
Adaptive Equipment and Software
The SAS testing area has computers with adaptive software and other adaptive equipment
available for students who need to use it as part of their approved testing accommodations.
The software and equipment available at SAS includes the following:
Dragon Naturally Speaking (PC)
JAWS (PC Only)
NVDA Screen reader
For online tests, the accommodation of extended time applies only to the test itself,
not to the window of time when the test is available to be taken. Time is added to
the duration of the test, not the when the test will be taken. It is the student’s
responsibility to request extended time on online quizzes and tests by contacting
To schedule extended time for an online exam, please know if the online exam is proctored
or if you can take the exam anywhere. To request the extended time, the student will
work with their professors to notify them of the extended time and ask them to set
it up for all quizzes and tests.
When it is time to take the exam, open and look at your exam as soon as it becomes
available to ensure your accommodation is in place, even if you are not intending
to take the exam at that time. If there are any questions or concerns when you open
your online exam, please email your instructor with the concern and include firstname.lastname@example.org in your email.
Arrangements for quizzes are made on a case-by-case basis. Students will work with
their instructor to determine how surprise quizzes will be adjusted to ensure extra
time is given, or determine if any extended time is necessary.