Alternative Testing

 Testing Services Hours 
Fall - Spring Quarter Monday - Friday *8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Summer Quarter Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Summer Quarter Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

* Testing outside these hours by appointment only.

Students can schedule their accommodated testing in myDS if they have been approved for Alternative TestingANDthey have notified their professor of this accommodation via the Faculty Notification Letter. Students must send their letter at the beginning of the quarter. Only after students have sent their letter can students schedule testing. 

Guidelines for Scheduling through myDS for Timed Tests

For any timed test where students want to apply their accommodationsthey need to submit a test request through their myDS portal. A timed test (quiz, exam or final) is an assessment that students are expected to complete in one session/sitting. 

Students must schedule their quizzes, exams and finals in myDS at least (3) business days before their plan to test. Finals for fall quarter 2021 are remote. 

What are synchronous timed tests? Synchronous timed tests are tests that occur during class time. They may be administered in person or remotely depending on the class format.  

Students with testing accommodations are expected to start timed tests at the same time as students without. Exceptions only apply when extended testing time overlaps with class time for another synchronous class. They should reach out to their professor in a timely manner to discuss the conflict and notify Testing Services. 

In-Person Synchronous Tests:-  

  • When students submit a test request in the myDS system for an in-person test, it ensures the Testing Center has reserved a space for them and has the test in house. 
  • Testing is in Loyola 100 and by appointment only during office hours. Student should arrive no more than 10 minutes in advance of their scheduled start.  
  • Students who have evening or weekend in person timed tests, must reach out to their professor and Testing Services to plan for accommodated testing.  

Remote Synchronous Tests:- 

  • Submitting a test request in the myDS system for remote timed tests reminds professors to set up student accommodations virtually 
  • The professor may proctor student exams digitally via zoom or another format. 

What are asynchronous timed tests? Asynchronous timed tests are assessments where students are given a time frame outside of the regular class meeting to complete the test.  Asynchronous testing is remote testing.  

  • Submitting a test request in the myDS system for asynchronous remote timed tests notifies professors to set up student accommodations virtually for the chosen time frame within the test parameters 

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myDS Video Tutorials for Alternative Testing

For Additional Assistance:

Please call 206-398-4378, email testingcenter@seattleu.edu, or visit Disability Services in Loyola 100.