POLICY FOR TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Testing Accommodations, Type I:

For students needing extra time and/or a separate location for testing, accommodations will be provided by the professor within the professor's department.

Student Responsibility:
  • You should provide your professor with a Request for Reasonable Accommodations form (obtained after you have registered in Disability Services) at the beginning of the semester in order to receive testing accommodations.
  • For each test, you must ask your professor to arrange your testing accommodations within his/her own department at least one week before the actual test date to ensure your needs are met.
  • If documented, discuss your need to have a separate location in which to take your exam that will help to reduce distractions. Please keep in mind that separate rooms are not guaranteed to be distraction-free or private. However, disposable earplugs are available from Disability Services upon request
  • Discuss with your professor the amount of time you will need to complete the exam (usually 1 ½ to double time, dependent upon documentation). The extra time should be scheduled to NOT interfere with your reqularly sheduled classes.

Testing Accommodations, Type II:

For Students needing specialized testing accommodations (for example: scribes, readers, or assistive technology), testing accommodations may need to be arranged in cooperation with Disability Services.

Student Responsibility
  • Call (456-2776) or stop by Disability Services at least one week ahead to schedule your test, if such accommodations are needed.
  • Make sure you arrive on time. If you are late, you will cut into your extended exam time and you may not have enough time to complete the exam.
  • If you are unable to take your exam as scheduled, you must call your professor AND Disability Services. The professor will determine when or if you will be allowed to reschedule.
  • If you do not call or show up, your exam will be returned to your professor.
  • Only items indicated by your professor on the Accommodation form will be allowed into the testing location.
  • You will not be allowed to bring personal items (purses, backpacks, cell phones, food and/or beverages, etc.) into the exam. All personal items will be locked up and returned to you upon completion of your exam.

Academic Dishonesty:

Academic Integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Students who violate College rules on academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure or removal from a course, disciplinary probation, and/or dismissal from the College. Individual schools may have additional standards and policies related to academic honesty.

Page last updated: November 30, 2011