Exam Proctoring Accommodations

As many of you know, the LSC is limited in both staffing and space to adequately handle the high volume of exam requests during the academic year. We would like exam proctoring by the LSC to be considered as a secondary, not primary method of delivering accommodations. Unless there are special circumstances (such as the use of a computer), there is no established reason students must take their exams in the library. As a result we are asking for the cooperation of you and your instructors in the following:

  1. Students with disabilities who have exam accommodations for extra time (1.5x) should take their exams whenever possible in the classroom or other convenient department location.
    • The LSC can proctor the exam when the faculty member is not available after the regular exam period.
  2. Students with disabilities who have exam accommodations for a distraction reduced space should take their exams in the department whenever possible.
    • We would be happy to discuss with you and your instructor possible locations and methods for having this happen within your department.
  3. The LSC will proctor exams for students requiring the use of a computer or other technology, such as screen reader, text-to-speech software, use of spell-checker, or ability to type exam.

Exam Proctoring Policy

If after speaking with your instructor, you determine the need to still take exams through the LSC, please complete the following procedure in this order:

  1. Please meet with the Learning Support Coordinator, Nick Mourning, , at least 5 DAYS in advance of your FIRST exam for the current semester.
  2. Prior to or at our meeting, submit a completed LSC Exam Proctoring Request Form online or hardcopy for the entire semester, which includes course name and number, instructor information, exam dates, and exam times for each class you will need proctored exams.
  3. Remind instructors to submit exams to at least 48 hours in advance of exam date/time.

It is important for students to know our Exam Proctoring Policy: if we receive less than the stated 5 day notice, we may not be able to arrange your exam in a timely manner to provide the requested accommodations. If the test/quiz is scheduled by your instructor with less than 5 days' notice, please contact the LSC office immediately so that we can work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

Download the Exam Proctoring Request Form