The Student’s Responsibility
- Students requiring exam accommodations should complete the Academic Accommodations Request Form for the current academic term. If new academic accommodations are being requested, a meeting with the Director of Accessibility Resources is required. To schedule a meeting, please use the online scheduling system.
- Approved academic accommodations, including exam accommodations, will be outlined in the student's Letter of Accommodation each term. The student should meet with course instructors at the beginning of the term to discuss the Letter of Accommodation and how exam accommodations will be provided.
- Students having any questions or concerns regarding this process or about the provision of exam accommodations should contact the Director of Accessibility Resources at 508-565-1306 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an appointment, please use the online scheduling system.
How to Request Accommodations for Exams
Course instructors are expected to provide standard exam accommodations such as extended time or a distraction-reduced location. In the event that the course instructor is unable to provide accommodations for a scheduled exam, the student must request exam accommodations from the Office of Accessibility Resources at least three business days in advance of the exam. The Office of Accessibility Resources cannot guarantee that exam proctoring will be available if the Exam Accommodation Request Form is not submitted 3 business days in advance of the schedule exam.
- If the time or date of a proctored exam changes, it is the student's responsibility to notify the OAR at least 24 hours in advance.
- If the student will miss a proctored exam due to illness or other reasons, s/he must contact the course instructor directly and contact the Office of Accessibility Resources to cancel the proctored exam and make arrangements to reschedule.
- If the student is late for a proctored exam, the time missed will be deducted from the exam time allocated. If the student is more than 30 minutes late, the exam will be returned to the instructor.
- Books, backpacks, purses, notebooks, cell phones and other personal belongings will remain with the OAR exam proctor and the student will not be allowed to access them at any point during the proctored exam. An exception will be made if the proctored exam is pre-designated as “Open Book” or “Open Notes” by the course instructor.
- Prior to the proctored exam, the student will be assigned to a specific proctoring desk/study carrel and will not be allowed to change seats.
- Students should use the restroom prior to starting the proctored exam. Students will not be allowed to leave the testing center once the exam begins.