Student Disability Services Testing Center
The Student Disability Services (SDS) Testing Center administers exams for faculty whose students have been approved for testing accommodations on their 504 letter. To use the Testing Center accommodations, request your 504 letter at the beginning of the semester and share it with your professors.
To sign up for an exam in the Testing Center, students should fill out the SDS Testing Reservation Request Form preferably two days before your exam. If you have trouble accessing the form, please contact the SDS front desk. All exams and quizzes should be taken on the same day and time as the rest of the class. Any exam taken on a different date/time must be approved by the faculty member. On the day of the exam, arrive to the SDS Testing Center (Moody Hall 102) promptly to ensure you receive your full testing time.
For further information, please view our Student FAQs below.
Once your student has filled out the request form, you will receive an email with the details of the request. We rely on faculty to confirm each student’s requested testing time and materials allowed during the exam. Once you have confirmed that the request is correct and no changes need to be made, the exam can be delivered to the SDS Testing Center in one of the following ways:
- Upload the exam using this form.
- Email the exam and the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Date/time of in-class exam
- Standard time allotted for exam
- Additional materials allowed for the exam (calculator, notes, books, etc.)
For detailed information about our policies and procedures, please view our SDS Testing Center Guide for Faculty.
How do I reschedule or cancel an exam that I’ve already signed up for?
Fill out the SDS Testing Center Reservation form and select the option to Reschedule or Cancel an Exam or call the SDS front desk at (512) 448-8561 as soon as possible. The SDS Testing Center will make every attempt to accommodate your request to reschedule, but this may be dependent upon space in the Testing Center, hours of operation, or faculty approval.
What are my responsibilities on the day of the exam?
Please arrive at the Testing Center on time and with all of your own materials (scantron, calculator, etc.). The Testing Center will only provide scratch paper, which must be turned in with your exam.
All electronic devices including cell phones and smartwatches must be silenced and stored with your belongings outside the Testing Center. Your professor will be notified if you bring an electronic device with you into the Testing Center.
If you cannot take the exam at your scheduled time (illness, course withdrawal, etc.) or you decide to take it in class, you are responsible for cancelling your exam with the Testing Center before your exam starts.
Can I leave the Testing Center during my exam?
Once a student has started an exam in the SDS Testing Center, they are not permitted to leave unless preapproved to use the restroom based on disability. Students who have this accommodation will be escorted by Testing Center staff.
What if I have a question during the exam?
If you have a question about your exam, you should notify the proctor and/or the Testing Coordinator immediately. At your request, we will attempt to contact your professor. If we are unable to get in contact with them by the end of your exam, the Testing Coordinator will provide options for remedy in consultation with faculty.
If I arrive late to my exam, will I still get my full testing time?
If you are late to your exam, SDS will make every effort to seat you on a case-by-case basis. The most common factors considered are:
- Seat availability
- Time of day
- Faculty availability/approval
What is the Testing Center's policy about cheating?
Students are expected to abide by the following:
If a student is suspected of violating either of these policies:
- The Testing Coordinator will stop the student’s exam, speak with the student(s) involved and determine if a violation has occurred.
- The student(s) will be notified of the initial decision and provided options regarding their exam.
- It is Testing Center policy to consult with faculty and the student’s disability counselor regarding issues of academic integrity.
Note: Finals Week
To ensure we have enough seats for every student to test, we only offer exams during finals week at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. SDS encourages students to sign up early and as close to the class testing time as possible. Our midday (11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) testing times fill up early despite the additional seats we add during finals. The Testing Center will make every effort to fulfill a request received within two business days of the exam, which will be dependent upon space, time and seat availability.