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Test Accommodation Procedures

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To receive Test Accommodations in DSP&S, 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 DSP&S Specialist to update your Student Educational Contract (SEC), and determine your semester accommodations. Your Specialist will also ask that you read and sign off on the Test Accommodation – Procedures and Agreement sheet.  This form can be found on-line at: (insert link) or in the DSP&S Office in D209.

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.  Test Accommodations Info Sheets can be found either on-line at: www.pasadena.edu/studentservices/DSPS/TestAccommodationsQuickSheet.cfm or in the DSP&S Office in D-209. 

All test accommodations are set up on an APPOINTMENT ONLY basis at least 1 - 2 WEEKS prior to the exam (possible exceptions made for exams announced on a “pop” basis by instructors and/or test dates changed by instructors).  You will need to bring the following to your setup appointment: 1) current SEC, 2) course outlines/syllabi,  3) completed “Test Accommodations Info Sheets.”

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

On the DAY of a 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.   Failure to show up on-time to your scheduled test accommodations appointment will result in that time being deducted from your overall allotted exam time

DSP&S is not allowed to give you answers to questions or explain test questions to you.  Any “student” requesting changes to the test date(s) or time(s) requires written approval from the instructor.