Students wishing to take tests or exams in the Student Office for Accessibility Resources must submit the request at least two business days in advance. Due to limited testing space, we cannot guarantee availability without advance notice, nor can we proctor tests for students who are not registered with our office.
During registration, students receiving extra time for tests should leave adequate time between classes to allow for this accommodation.
- Who is eligible?
Only students who are registered with the Student Office for Accessibility Resources and have extended time for tests and/or are allowed to take
tests in a low-distraction environment as accommodation(s) may take tests/ exams in the the Student Office for Accessibility Resources testing room. The Student Office for Accessibility Resources does not proctor tests for students who are not registered with this office.
- How much time do I get to complete my test/ exam?
Students receiving extended time as part of their accommodation
will have their time calculated according to the time allotted to the
class [i.e., if the class gets 50 minutes to complete the test, a
student receiving 1 1/2 times (150%) is allowed 75 minutes to
complete the test].
- How do I arrange to take a test/exam in the Student Office for Accessibility Resources?
- What about final exams?
Students who receive extended time or permission to take tests in
a low-distraction environment should schedule as early as possible
during the term to take their final exam with the Student Office for Accessibility Resources. The Student Office for Accessibility Resources will contact all students with these accommodations about 1-2 months prior to final exams to begin scheduling exams in our testing room. Final exam arrangements must be approved by the professor.
- Should I bring extra paper and/or blue books?
The Student Office for Accessibility Resources will provide paper for tests and exams, but will not provide blue books.
- Should I bring my own calculator?
If the professor approves, you may use your own calculator. The professor may prefer to provide the calculator.
- What happens once I arrive to take the test?
Before entering the testing room, students are asked to leave all items (including cell phones or other electronic devices) not pertaining to the test in the room with the proctor.
- What happens if I arrive late?
It is important that students arrive on time for all
tests/exams. The professor will be contacted to determine if the student may still take the test.
- What should I do if I must leave the testing room during an exam?
If you must leave the testing room for any reason, place all
papers face down, quietly leave the room, and let the proctor know why
you are outside the testing room. Time spent outside the testing room
is expected to be brief, and you may not leave the designated areas
(testing room, proctor's office and restroom). Your time allotted for testing will not be adjusted for any time outside of the testing room.
- What should I do once I have completed the test/exam?
Once you have completed the test/exam, quietly gather all papers (test,
answer sheet, scratch paper, blank paper, blue book, etc.) and bring
them to the proctor to confirm the time you finished. All items
pertaining to the test/exam, including approved notes, scratch paper, etc., will be placed in a sealed envelope and returned to the professor
- What other information should I know about taking tests in the the Student Office of Accessibility Resources testing room?
Students testing in the Student Office for Accessibility Resources testing room are subject to the same
policies regarding academic integrity which apply to all Furman
students. See Academic Integrity for more information.