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Test Accommodation Procedures

"Plan Ahead"


-Last day to schedule tests/finals for the Fall ’15 term is Friday, TBD

-Last day to schedule tests/finals for the Spring ’15 term is November 26, at noon


To receive Test Accommodations, you must have a Student Educational Contract (SEC) for the current semester. Failure to follow procedures may result in taking the exam in class without any accommodation.

BEFORE the start of each semester:  After you have registered for classes, make an appointment with your Teacher Specialist to update your Student Educational Contract (SEC), and determine your semester accommodations.

FIRST WEEK of school: Notify your instructor that you are a DSP&S student, and show your current SEC.  Use the Test Accommodations Info Sheet, to ask your instructor questions about the test.

All test accommodations are set up on an APPOINTMENT ONLY basis at least 2-3 WEEKS prior to the exam.  You will need to bring the course outline and the completed Test Accommodations Info Sheet.

You are responsible for delivering the completed REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATED TESTING FORM to your instructor.  It is best to personally deliver the form to your professor, in case there are any questions or concerns. 

On the DAY of the test: Arrive 5-10 minutes early, have all necessary items out of your book bag (pencil, pen, eraser etc.), and turn off your phone.  Make sure you have a scantron or blue book if applicable.

DSP&S is not allowed to give you answers to questions or explain test questions to you.  Any changes to the test date or time require written approval from the instructor.

PLEASE NOTE: We are experiencing a high volume of students at this time and are making every effort to serve students in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience.