Test Taking

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. When making a test reservation, students receiving extra time for tests should leave adequate time between classes to allow for this accommodation.

FAQs

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 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?

The student must complete the Semester Test Reservation form at least two business days prior to the test. Arrangements must be approved by the professor. Students must complete the Final Exam Reservation form for all final exams they wish to take with the SOAR office.

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 green books?

The Student Office for Accessibility Resources will provide paper for tests and exams, but will not provide green/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 outside the testing 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 as indicated.

What other information should I know about taking tests in the Student Office of Accessibility Resources testing room?

All Furman University Student Conduct Policies and Academic Integrity Policies are in effect when taking a test in the Student Office for Accessibility Resources. Please be aware that all testing rooms are monitored by video. Students testing in the Student Office for Accessibility Resources testing room are subject to the same policies regarding academic integrity and student conduct which apply to all Furman students.