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Exam Accommodations

Disability Support Services for Students
Learning Center
Reed Library, Fourth Floor
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716)673-3270

Exam Accommodations

Testing rooms are available in the Learning Center (Reed Library – Fourth Floor) for students registered with the Office of Disability Support Services for Students (DSS) who have completed their accommodation request for the current semester and are approved for exam accommodations. Students should discuss exam accommodations with their instructors in advance of scheduled exams. Instructors who are able to provide exam accommodations in an effective manner are encouraged to do so. Students should contact the DSS Coordinator as soon as possible if mutually agreed upon arrangements cannot be made.

Students requesting to take exams in the Learning Center with accommodations:

  1. Contact the Learning Center to schedule an exam no less than 2 business days prior to a scheduled exam.

                Students may schedule exams:

                By email to

                Or in person with the Learning Center secretary

Please note that staff does not maintain 24/7 access to email. Exam requests received outside of regular business hours (8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday) will be processed the following business day. DO NOT email individual staff to schedule exams.

  1. Scheduled exams are confirmed by email to the student and the instructor. Students should follow up with their instructors to discuss arrangements.
  2. On the date and time of the exam, students report to the Learning Center, unless informed otherwise. Staff will return exams to the instructor of department secretary upon completion.

Rescheduling Exams: If exams cannot be taken at the Learning Center on the same date and time as the class, students will need to obtain permission from their instructor. Students will not be permitted to reschedule exams without written approval.

Back to Back Classes and Other Conflicts: In cases where students have back-to-back classes, the DSS office may schedule the exam for an alternate time in order to accommodate for extended time at the discretion of the DSS Coordinator. Students should discuss any conflicts with the DSS Coordinator prior to the scheduled exam.

Evening Exams: Testing rooms are available in the Learning Center for exam accommodations Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Students requesting exam accommodations for evening courses (after 5:00pm), should contact their instructors prior to a scheduled exam to discuss arrangements for exams. This may include taking exams in the Learning Center during regular business hours. Students should contact the DSS Coordinator if appropriate arrangements cannot be agreed upon.

Final Exams: Students requesting to take final exams in the Learning Center during final exam week should contact the Learning Center by 5:00pm on the Friday prior to dead week.

No Show Policy: Students arriving more than 20 minutes late for a scheduled exam will NOT be permitted to take their exam without approval from their instructor. Students will be referred to their instructor.

Extended Time: Extended time is determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally, students receiving extended time receive time-and-a-half (1.5x) and in some cases double-time (2x) based on documentation on file with the DSS Office. Extended time is strictly enforced. Students, who are late for exams, will not be permitted to make up missed time.

Page modified 12/7/15