Exam information for students

Fall Semester Highlights

  • Exam requests for weeks 1–14 must be submitted at least seven (7) days in advance.
  • Exam requests for weeks 15 and 16 (May 1–5 and May 8–12) must be submitted by 11 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2023.
  • Requests submitted after that date will be at the discretion of the Exams Coordinator and are not guaranteed to be approved.

Exam Administration Hours

  • Fall and spring semesters: During weeks 1–15, exams can be scheduled every 15 minutes between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday–Thursday and must end by 10 .p.m.; Exams on Fridays can be scheduled every 15 minutes between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and must end by 5 p.m.
  • During finals week (week 16), exams are administered at the following times only: 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 7:30 a.m. only on Friday.
  • Summer semesters: Exams can be scheduled every 15 minutes between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday–Friday and must end by 5 p.m.

Scheduling Exams

  • When scheduling to take an exam through the Disability Center, requests must be submitted at least seven (7) days in advance during the spring and fall semesters (excluding week 15 and 16 exams).
  • During the summer semesters we require at least five (5) days in advance (three business days) for exam requests.
  • Exams must be taken during the regularly scheduled class exam time unless prior approval is given by the course instructor. Approvals must be sent to the exams office in a timely manner.
  • Students are responsible for resolving any scheduling conflicts such as exam date/time changes, exam times overlapping with another class, exams scheduled at times which conflict with accommodations, etc. and must be resolved in adequate time (typically at least 7 days in advance) or else the changes may not be accepted and/or made.
  • The deadline date for submitting exam requests that take place during weeks 15 and 16 will be sent out at the beginning of the semester.

Arriving for Exams

  • Students will check in for their scheduled exams at the testing location indicated in the exam reminder email that is sent out the day before.
  • A valid ID is required upon checking in as the exam proctors will need to verify student identities before administering exams.
  • If an exam is administered online, students will be responsible for bringing their own devices that are needed. This includes devices such as laptops and/or headphones for listening portions.
  • Personal belongings must be left either in the front of the exam room with the proctor or outside of the room. This includes backpacks, phones, smart watches, hats, sunglasses, and any additional materials not allowed during the exam. Valuables should be left at home.
  • There is a 15-minute grace period given to arrive for a scheduled exam. If a student arrives more than 15 minutes after their scheduled start time, we will not be able to administer the exam. If the student arrives after their scheduled start time but before the 15-minute grace period ends, they will still be able to take the exam, however the end time will remain the same.
    • For example, the student arrives 10 minutes after the start time, they will lose that 10 minutes of their total allotted time.

Academic Dishonesty

The Disability Center takes the role of proctoring exams seriously — striving to ensure academic integrity and to protect students from any question of impropriety. Any concerns regarding academic dishonesty will be addressed with the student and reported to the course instructor for further action. If found guilty of academic dishonesty while using the Disability Center facilities or rooms occupied by the Disability Center for exams, case-specific sanctions will be implemented, including the possibility of losing the privilege of having exams administered by the Disability Center.