Most students who are eligible through Student Access and Accommodation Services and use exam accommodations choose to take the exams at Student Access and Accommodation Services. However, if you and the student agree that taking the exam in your class is a better option because of the type of exam, then the student can do so. Please note: You, as the professor, have a legal responsibility to ensure that the student receives the same accommodations that would be provided at Student Access and Accommodation Services. Please call Student Access and Accommodation Services to discuss this option so that the student receives the accommodation they are entitled to under the law.
If a student with a disability and/or medical/mental health condition has approved exam accommodations, they are expected to:
PLEASE NOTE: If the student says that Student Access and Accommodation Services has refused to accommodate the exam request, please call Student Access and Accommodation Services to verify the validity of that statement and to discuss options if needed.
Your responsibility is to provide an exam copy to Student Access and Accommodation Services. Students who are approved for exam accommodations are also approved to take exams at Student Access and Accommodation Services. The student will tell you if they plan to take an exam at Student Access and Accommodation Services. We will follow up with an Exam Delivery Request email to you two business days before the exam. Then, email, fax, or deliver the exam copy to Student Access and Accommodation Services, and we will provide the appropriate accommodations.
There are three options for delivering exams to Student Access and Accommodation Services. These options ensure the confidentiality, the integrity and the timely delivery of each exam:
Exams are received by professional staff and stored in a secure location. Please do not send exams via Campus Mail. After the exam is administered, it will be returned by hand to your department office.
Forms are required for two reasons:
The student requests to take the exam at an alternate exam time when they are not able to start the exam at the same time as the class. There are two situations that necessitate an Alternate Time Form:
The student requests the use of materials during the exam. The Professor Approved Materials form is used to obtain your permission to use certain materials on an exam (i.e. calculator, note card). These materials should always be the same as what you are permitting all students to use during the exam. Never sign the form if a student is asking to use materials that you do not allow your class to use.