TEST ACCOMMODATION PROCEDURES
Reasonable Accommodations Verification Document
- Make sure that your DPRC file indicates your eligibility for test accommodations.
- If you don’t already have a “Reasonable Accommodations Verification” document, complete & submit an Accommodation request form at the DPRC front desk.
- Return & pick up the “Reasonable Accommodations Verification” at the DPRC front desk & share it with your instructors.
NOTE: It is best to meet with instructors during their office hours. Contact a DPRC specialist immediately if you have any questions or concerns about negotiating test accommodations.
- Changes to your test accommodations require prior approval by a DPRC specialist.
Request for DPRC Proctored Exams
- Schedule your exams and/or quizzes with accommodations by completing & returning an Exam Accommodation Request (EAR) Form to the Test Assistants in the DPRC.
- EAR Forms are available in the DPRC in printed format or download the E.A.R. form here
- Students, not instructors, must bring the EAR Form to the DPRC.
- Use one EAR Form per course, listing all the exams for that course.
NOTE: Deadlines to submit an EAR form are listed on the EAR Form. Late submission may require rescheduling an exam or losing accommodations for that exam.
Time Allotted on Examinations
- Students are given the time indicated on the EAR Form for completing the exam.
- Unlimited time on tests is not a reasonable accommodation option and therefore not provided.
- If you are 30 minutes late or more, you will be considered a “NO SHOW”. Your exam will be cancelled and rescheduled for another day with instructor’s approval.
NOTE: A test proctor will stop the test at the designated end time. You may ask the test proctor to give you a 15 minute warning.
- Cell phones and other handheld devices must be left with the test proctor.
- Before starting an exam, the test proctor will inspect all test materials.
- View Student Conduct Code at www.sfsu.edu/~helpdesk/docs/rules/conduct.htm.
- Use of unauthorized materials during exam results in immediately stopping the exam and the student conduct is reported in writing to the instructor. The instructor has the option to refer a student to the Director of Student Conduct in Student Affairs/Enrollment Management for disciplinary action.
NOTE: Follow the Student Conduct Code during an exam.
Please contact Erin Elgersma, Academic Accommodations Coordinator, at 415/338-7179, or the Test Assistants, at 415/405-3729 for cancellations, rescheduling of exams, scheduling pop quizzes, or for any other scheduling concerns.