Alternative Testing

The Disability Services Office (DSO) will provide Alternative Testing for students who have been granted this accommodation based on their documented disability and signing up through ACCESS. The accommodations could include extended time for testing, testing in a distraction reduced environment, use of computer, adaptive software, CCTV, reader or scribe, text enlargement, to name some of the more common requests.

Exams can be scheduled through ACCESS.

Students who wish to take an exam in the DSO must abide by the following:
  • Only necessary items are allowed with the student during testing. Items not allowed include cell phones, iPods, purses and backpacks and other items of this nature.
  • Students are responsible for supplies needed for the test such as calculators, pencils and pens.
  • The DSO staff will not answer questions by student that call for interpretation of test questions.
  • Unless other arrangements are made, students must take exams at the same time as the class.
  • Students who arrive late or fail to show up for an exam may forfeit the opportunity to take the test in the DSO and the exam will be returned to the professor/instructor.


Strict standards of academic conduct will be enforced when students are taking exams in the Disability Services Office. Students will be monitored by DS staff, which may enter the room at any time.

Students believed to be engaging in academic misconduct will be required to immediately turn over their exam materials, and any other materials (papers, notes, books, etc.) they have with them, to the DS staff. Everything will then be turned over to the instructor of the class. Disciplinary procedures will be handled through academic channels, not by the DSO. The DSO will not advocate on behalf of a student allegedly engaged in academic misconduct.