Request Test and Quiz Accommodations, Instructions for Students

  • If you are eligible, we recommend that you make use of your testing accommodations through the testing services provided by the Department for Disability Access and Advising (D2A2)—e.g., extended time, readers, transcriptionists, etc. 

    For general exams and quizzes, completed Test Request forms must be submitted to D2A2 at least 72 hours (three school days) prior to your requested testing date and time. (See the “Accommodated Exam Request Schedule” deadline chart under Policies.)

    For midterm and final exams, completed Test Request forms must be submitted to D2A2 at least 120 hours (five school days) prior to your requested testing date and time. (See the “Accommodated Exam Request Schedule” deadline chart under Policies.)

    You must come to the D2A2 office in person to deliver and submit each Test Request form (see Forms for a “Test-Request” form in pdf or Word). Before doing so, you must communicate with your professor about the details of the accommodated test/quiz arrangement. Do not assume the professor knows or will be notified. After you have discussed the details of the accommodated testing arrangement with your professor, they must complete and sign the backside (2nd page) of the each Test Request form that you submit to D2A2. This indicates to the D2A2 office that the professor is aware of the details of the arrangement. Only fully completed Test Request forms (both sides) will be accepted by D2A2.

    D2A2 Test Proctoring Procedures:

    1. Plan Ahead: See the Deadlines chart (“Accommodated Exam Request Schedule”) under the Policies section of this website. Be sure that you leave enough time to get your professor to complete the backside (second page) of the Test Request form.
    2. You must submit a completed Test Request form for each individual test that you are scheduling to take in our office.
    3. Obtain Test Request forms from the D2A2 office (216 Pratt, M–F, 8:00–4:30), or print one from the “Forms” section of the D2A2 website.
    4. You (the student) must complete the front side (first page) of the Test Request form.
      • When picking a test day and start time, use your class day and time if you have a free period before or after;
      • Otherwise, on the same day as the class's scheduled test, select a block of time that will allow you to fully make use of your extended time accommodation (e.g., allow for 75 minutes for a 50-minute test, or two hours for an hour-and-15-minute test).
      • If school-related scheduling obstacles exist that would prevent you from scheduling your test with extended time for the same day as the class's scheduled test, please communicate with D2A2 and your professor to arrange for an acceptable alternate day or time.
    5. After completing the front side (first page) of the Test Request form, have your professor complete the backside (second page) of the form. (If this is not done, the professor will not know when they must have the test ready for our office to receive.)
    6. Make sure the date of pick-up for the test, in the Professor section of the Test Request form (second page), coincides with the time you are requesting to take the test. Remember: If you are taking the test in the morning, the test will need to be picked up by our office the afternoon prior to testing. If you are taking the test in the afternoon, the test will need to be picked up by our office the morning of the same day.
    7. Be sure that your professor notes in the Special Instructions section of the Test Request form if you are allowed to use anything other than a pen/pencil (e.g., such as a calculator, notes, or a book). If this information is not provided on the form by the professor, you will not be allowed to use anything else but a pen/pencil during the testing at our office.
    8. Be sure to be on time for your scheduled test. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled test it will be canceled and you will need to reschedule with both D2A2 and your professor.
    9. In all cases, we expect all students to abide by the IUP Academic Integrity Policy, as well as behavioral guidelines provided through the Source.