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Disability Resource Center

Counseling Services Division

Test Accommodations

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

Once you have received approval from a DRC counselor follow these simple steps:

BEFORE OR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER

  • Request Accommodation Forms.
  • Pick up completed Accommodation forms from the DRC office 3 business days after submission.
  • Have professors sign and date each form.
  • Return Accommodation Forms to the DRC and get a copy for your records.
  • Review the DRC’s Student Test Accommodation Policy and Procedures

BEFORE EACH QUIZ OR TEST

  • Schedule your testing appointment five (5) days in advanced (and two weeks in advance for exams held the last week of the semester) by completing the online Exam Appointment Request
  • Get a blue envelope for test and fill out top portion (name and ID#).
  • Give the blue envelope to your professor and ask him/her to fill out the bottom portion.
  • Check in with the testing staff 24 hours before your test appointment to make sure your test has been submitted to the DRC Testing Center (NA-2).

DAY OF QUIZ OR TEST

  • Arrive early to your testing appointment at the DRC Testing Center (NA-2).
  • Be prepared! Bring any items you will need and are allowed for your test.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before.