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Testing Accommodations

Testing accommodations are adjustments or modifications to the conditions under which a test or exam is taken. The purpose of testing accommodations is to provide students with disabilities equal opportunity to access the test content and demonstrate their knowledge. Depending on the individual student's disability, testing accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

For Students with Disabilities

If you are a student who requires testing modifications, please contact AR to request accommodation. If you have already requested and been approved for testing accommodations, to learn about how to use them, please see our Testing Guide for Students with Disabilities (Powerpoint (6.2MB)) presentation.

Some important things to keep in mind:

For Professors and Instructors

Faculty can opt to administer tests in Accessibility Resources' (AR) Testing Center, or in a location of their own choosing, as long as it meets the recommendations outlined in the student's Accommodation Memo (Powerpoint (891KB)). Professors and Instructors who choose to have tests administered in AR's Testing Center are responsible for delivering the test materials to AR and indicating a return method. Email delivery is preferred. Please email tests to

To learn more, please see our Testing Guide for Faculty (Powerpoint (1.6MB)).

If you have any questions about testing accommodations and services, please do not hesitate to contact AR.

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