Testing Accommodation Procedures

PLEASE NOTE - Failure to observe these guidelines may result in a student being required to take the exam along with their regular class without accommodations!


Exams can be scheduled in person at Disabilities Services (Starr 313), by telephone at (231) 591-3057, or by e-mail.

Regular class exams must be scheduled a MINIMUM of two working days in advance by the student. (A student giving notification on Monday will allow the student to take the exam on Wednesday - provided there is space.)

Any changes in exam day/time require a minimum of two working days advance notice and advance approval (obtained by the student) from the professor.

After an exam is scheduled with Disabilities Services, the office will contact the instructor and make arrangements to receive the exam. After the test is taken, the office will make arrangements for delivery to the instructor's department office.


Students are responsible for checking their class schedules and planning to take their exams within time frames that allow for the extra time that might be required.  If a student knowingly schedules during a time frame that does not allow the full allowed amount of time, the student forfeits their right to full extended time. 

Exam date and time must be agreed upon by the student and professor BEFORE the exam is scheduled with Disabilities Services.

It is the student's responsibility to be sure that all exams are scheduled with sufficient time to be finished before 5:00 pm.  (All exams ending after 4:50 pm will be delivered back to the department office the following business day.) 

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS OF EXAMS: If a change in scheduling is necessary, (illness, other emergency) students must notify Disabilities Services and their instructor as soon as possible. To reschedule an exam, Disabilities Services must have written or verbal permission from the instructor or the exam will be returned to the instructor within 24 hours.

TESTING:  Students must conform to general University policies relative to examinations.

Suspected or confirmed cheating will be reported immediately to the instructor. The student will be asked to demonstrate that no unauthorized materials are being taken into the exam room. In addition to being reported to the Office of Student Conduct, the penalty for committing acts of academic dishonesty in the course of utilizing accommodations authorized by Disabilities Services if forfeiture of those accommodations for not less than one year from the date of the infraction.

Student needs to arrive a few minutes before the scheduled time in order to get together all necessary items for testing.  Study preparations should be completed before coming to Disabilities Services. 

A Photo ID will be required to be shown to Disabilities Services Personnel before taking the exam. Students should be READY and waiting to be called at the scheduled time. 

Testing time will begin at the scheduled time — extended time will be cut if the student arrives late.

If a student has not arrived and started their exam within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, the exam will be returned to the instructor.  It will only be administered upon written or verbal permission from the instructor.

No food, book bags, purses, cell phones or pagers will be allowed in the testing area.    

Student will be allowed to use only the items the instructor has approved in writing for use on the exam.

Disabilities Services has the right to inspect pockets, coat pockets or hats before or during testing.

Disabilities Services does not have the authority to allow restroom breaks, unless that is an accommodation.  Any instance will be noted to the instructor, and repercussions will be administered at the instructor's discretion. 

Staff are not authorized to answer any exam related questions.

Student is responsible for following instructions on the exam and will assume any penalties that occur due to misunderstandings and misinterpretations.

Student will be allowed to use only the amount of time allowed under agreement with student's accommodations.


This table is based upon a normal five day work week (no holidays).

Monday Wednesday
Tuesday Thursday
Wednesday Friday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday

This table is based upon MINIMUM scheduling requirements.

Scheduling will be first-come first-serve, based upon space. There is no guarantee that the requested day and/or time can be given even when scheduled three working days in advance.

***This schedule is subject to change during holiday weeks.***