Palomar College Learning For Success

Disability Resource Center

Counseling Services Division

Exam Accommodations

Exam accommodations are approved and provided on a case-by-case basis to students with documented disabilities. Frequently used exam accommodations include extended time, distraction-reduced environment, or use of a computer. It is important that you plan well in advance of your first exam so that you have what you need on the day of the exam.

Fall 2021 Update Regarding DRC Testing Center

The DRC Testing Center will provide on-site test proctoring, reader, and scribe services for students taking on-campus classes BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Students are required to contact the DRC Testing Center five (5) business days in advance of their scheduled exam.

Students can schedule an exam appointment by:

For more detailed information see the Fall 2021 Testing Center Accommodations Guidelines

Steps to ensure approved accommodations are ready for your exams:


  • Request an Authorized Academic Accommodation Letter for each course via MyDRC.
    • Provided online are instructions on how to request accommodation letter(s).
    • *New or Revised Accommodations Letter(s) should be given to your instructor three (3) business days in advanced*
    • Authorized Academic Accommodation Letter(s) will be emailed to your Palomar email.
  • Forward the Accommodation Letter(s) to your instructor(s).
  • Ask your instructor(s) to review and acknowledge the document via MyDRC or sign and return the letter(s) via email to the DRC at
  • Review the DRC’s Student Test Accommodation Agreement. (new Fall 2021 guidelines)


  • Three (3) business days before your scheduled quiz or exam, kindly remind them that you are a registered DRC student and that you have been approved for accommodations.
  • Ask your instructor(s) for clarification and expectations for quiz and/or exam
  • Before starting your quiz or exam, verify your testing accommodations have been added to your exam. Contact your instructor via their preferred method of communication (ex. email, Canvas, etc.) and the DRC if the accommodations such as extended time has not been applied or applied incorrectly. DO NOT START THE QUIZ/EXAM if the accommodations have not been applied. Contact your instructor and the DRC right away informing them your testing accommodations have not been applied to the quiz/exam.
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