Test accommodations are provided for students with documented disabilities. The documentation must be on file with the PASS office and have been evaluated by the Academic/Disabilities Coordinator. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with an advisor and to present a Letter of Academic Accommodations to their professor, if they wish to access test accommodations.
A request to take an exam in the PASS office must be made at least one full week prior to the exam date, as stated in the Academic Catalog. A student will not be able to take the exam in PASS if they haven’t requested the accommodation within the required time frame. Finals must be scheduled by the Monday prior to the start of finals.
If a student requests to take an exam in the PASS office, they must bring an Alternative Testing Request form to their instructor. There is space on the form for any special test instructions (open notes, calculator, note/formula card, open book, etc). The student will not be allowed to take anything other than exam and pen/pencil into the testing room unless specified by the instructor. The instructor should indicate exam delivery and return instructions by circling the preferred method on the form. There is a second copy of the form for the instructor to keep.
Tests delivered to PASS should be only for those students who have scheduled an exam with PASS and have provided their instructor with an Alternative Testing Request form. The PASS office is not a testing center; students should not be sent here to finish exams or to be proctored.
Exams may be emailed to email@example.com. This email is only accessible to PASS professional staff. Please do not send exams to individual staff member’s email addresses. We discourage the use of campus mail for the delivery of exams, as they may not arrive on time. You may choose to have your exam returned through campus mail.
The standard for extended time for a testing accommodation is double time. Occasionally, the time of a test is adjusted because of the student’s schedule to allow for extended time. This will be noted on the Alternative Testing form. Exams for evening classes are started in the afternoon to give the student extended time. The PASS Office is open until 9pm, Monday – Thursday with professional staff working until 4:30pm every day. Exams will be scheduled such that they will be completed before 4:30pm.
Students taking timed, on-line exams are entitled to extended time. The PASS office does not have the ability to extend time for on-line exams, this must be implemented by the instructor. Students will not be proctored by PASS when the rest of the class is being administered an unprotected, on-line exam.
Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy will result in the notification of the professor and department chair.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the PASS Office at 535-2270.