Students who have a documented need for testing accommodations may be approved for extended time testing and/or testing in a low-distraction environment. Students with testing accommodations will take exams in the testing rooms at Disabilities Services.
This academic adjustment must be coordinated with the instructor, the student, and Disabilities Services prior to the testing period.
An appointment is required for all exams taken at Disabilities Services.
Making an Appointment
- As soon as a test date is established (announced in class or in the course syllabus) the student is required to make an alternative testing appointment at Disabilities Services. Appointments should be made 5-7 days in advance, but no later than 2 days prior to the day of the exam. No same-day appointments are allowed.
- Exams are scheduled to begin at the same time as the class unless alternative plans are approved by the instructor. If classes occur after or before regular Disabilities Services hours please arrange to take the exam during regular office hours for Disabilities Services.
- When scheduling at Disabilities Services, the student will be given a Testing Appointment Slip. It is the student's responsibility to check that his or her test accommodations (e.g. a word processor, scribe, extra time, low distraction environment or other aids) are noted correctly on the appointment slip.
- The student must obtain the instructor’s signature on the Testing Appointment Slip. Only the instructor can edit the slip and note the proper test conditions. If a testing date or time changes, the student will need to contact Disabilities Services and obtain a new Testing Appointment Slip for approval.
- It is the responsibility of the instructor to deliver a copy of the test to Disabilities Services.
- The student returns the signed Testing Appointment Slip to the Disabilities Services prior to the testing appointment or at the time of the testing appointment.
- The student must begin the test at the scheduled time. Arriving late can compromise the amount of time the student has to take the test.
- The student is permitted to take the same items into the testing area as students taking the test in the classroom setting. Students with disabilities may also take approved auxiliary aides into the testing area.
Academic Integrity Policy
Any instances of academic dishonesty will be reported and referred to the instructor for a response as it would be if the test were taken in the classroom. For more information please see University's Academic Integrity Policy.
For additional information, please see the Testing at Disabilities Services information sheet or contact the testing center at (206) 398-4378.
Procedures for Emergency Cancellation of Testing at Disabilities Services
If no staff member is available and Disabilities Services must be temporarily closed due to an emergency, Disabilities Services will contact those students and faculty directly affected. All exams will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
In case of inclement weather, students and faculty should contact Disabilities Services at (206) 296-5740 or contact the testing coordinator regarding closures. Faculty will be informed that if Disabilities Services is not available, students will be asked to return to the class. Faculty can decide whether to have the student take the test in an alternate location or postpone the test until Disabilities Services is reopened. For all-campus closure information, please see the Seattle University home page or the Public Safety Inclement Weather page. Information regarding closures may change and will be updated as often as possible.