Office of Accessibility Collaborating for an Inclusive and Equitable Environment

Scheduling Extended Time on Exam

You are encouraged to discuss exam accommodations with instructors. Collaboration between students and instructors most often leads to creative, optimal accommodation solutions. It is always best if you can take your tests/exams with the professor or GTA so you can have the same access to them as the other students in the class during the exam. For example, your instructor may be able to provide an environment for extra time for exams and may even suggest that your exam be proctored by a GTA assigned to his/her courses. Sometimes, however, extended time or other exam accommodations cannot be provided by an instructor. Additionally, you may need to use a reader, writer, computer (word processor), or other equipment to enable you to optimally perform on testing. More extensive accommodations such as these will necessitate a proctored exam environment.

Proctored exams/finals cannot be scheduled until you meet with your instructor to discuss your accommodations.

In the event that you need a proctored exam through our office, the Office of Accessibility, you will need to complete and submit the Exam Scheduling Request Form found under the "Academic Accommodations Channel". This channel can be found by logging into AU Access, then clicking on the Tiger i Tab and scrolling down to the Academic Accommodations Channel. It is your responsibility to request all exams/finals you would like to take in the OA. Once the request is completed by you, an email with the Office of Accessibility link will be automatically be sent to your professor/instructor asking them to log into the Office of Accessibility to approve or deny the proctor request. Once approved, the proctored exam will be scheduled by our Proctored Exam Coordinator, Tonia Barron, and an email sent to you regarding the scheduled time of the proctored exam. All requests must be submitted 5 business days in advance of the exam date. Final exam request must be submitted by the deadline posted by the Office of Accessibility and email notices from Finals are typically posted on your syllabus and can be entered at any time during the semester. Late requests will be filled on a space and proctor availability basis. You may contact the Office of Accessibilty to confirm the deadline.

The professor/instructor is to deliver the exam to the office 24 hours in advance of the exam time or two days in advance if the exam must be brailled or converted to an alternate format. Exams will be stored in our file in a locked cabinet until time for the exam to be given. Upon completion and according to the directions of the professor/instructor, the exam will either be returned to the professor or will be picked up in our office by the professor or another designated person. If you are unable to show up for a scheduled proctored exam, the exam will be returned to the instructor, who will then determine if the exam should be rescheduled.

While every attempt will be made to schedule proctored exams/finals during the regularly scheduled class exam/final period, proctored exams/finals may not coincide with class exams/finals, depending on your class schedule and available proctors.


Last Updated: Apr. 24, 2012

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