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Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
Steps To Arrange Testing Accommodations
(Students should also review the Test Accommodation Guidelines which details the requirements to receive this accommodation.)
Step 1: Meet with/Email your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist
Schedule an appointment
- As soon as you decide to request test accommodation for the course
- After the 1st class meeting or as soon as you have exam information for the class
Bring to the appointment
- The course's exam schedule
- The class syllabus ("green sheet")
- Any other information about the tests
You and your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist will:
- Discuss your disability-related needs and the exam requirements for the class
- Review "Test Accommodation Roles and Responsibilities"
- Confirm your understanding of the Academic Integrity Policy and the Test Accommodations Guidelines
Step 2: Talk with your Instructor
- Your accommodation needs
- The test accommodation procedures
- The copy of the "Test Roles and Responsibilities". (You will receive a copy from the Testing Center located in LCW 110)
Your instructor will receive a letter from your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist notifying them of your authorized test accommodations
Step 3: Go See the Test Proctor
Test Proctor Location/Hours:
- Learning Center West (LCW) 110
- Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*if your course meets outside of our operating hours, please discuss with your instructor booking your appointments at an earlier time than the class meeting.
- Review the Test Accommodation Guidelines and procedures with the Test Proctor, if needed
- Review and Sign the Testing Center contract
Step 4: On-Campus classes: Schedule your Test Accommodation Appointments
You may Schedule appointments with the Test Proctor or online through Clockwork
- For the entire quarter, if possible.
- In advance, according to the Test Accommodation Guidelines
- Bring the course syllabus and test schedule to the test proctor.
Keep the "Appointment Reminders" for each of your future appointments.
- Calendar your appointments in your planner.
- You will be emailed a reminder 5 days, 3 days and 1 day before any scheduled appointment.
Courses Meeting Online
- Contact your instructor to discuss the testing method designated for the course and if applicable, adjusting the testing duration for quizzes and exams.
Step 5: If your instructor requires a Test Envelope:
The Test Proctor will complete a Test Envelope for you to provide to your instructor.
- Obtain the Test Envelope from the Test Proctor early enough for you to give it to your instructor at least a week ahead of your scheduled appointment
- Follow any additional instructions or alternate procedures the Test Proctor gives you
Step 6: Arrive Promptly for Your Scheduled Test Appointment
Check in at least 5-10 minutes before your scheduled test appointment time.
- Bring all required test materials.
Got Questions about the Six Steps outlined above?
- your DSS counselor or LD Specialist
- the Test Proctor