Students with Disabilities
Making Arrangements for
Classroom Testing Accommodations
Office: Library, G51 914-606-6287
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM.
If you request testing accommodations
you must come to LIB G51 during the first two weeks of each semester to
request referrals to give to your professors for modified
testing. Professors appreciate knowing your need for accommodations early so
that they may better understand your needs and support you throughout the
The steps are as follows:
- You will complete a yellow Request for Referral
form with the title of your courses and your professors’ names. Be sure to
have this information with you.
- You will receive a green Referral to Faculty
letter, which you must sign and give to your professor.
- When your professor announces the test in
class you should discuss your testing needs with your professor.
- Make an appointments with this office if
you need to take the test in an alternate location, Library G51. A Request for Modified Testing form will be given to
you to be completed by your professor.
Student Guidelines for
- Your disability must qualify you for the
accommodation you are requesting.
- Limit your request to only those exams for
which you know you need extended time/seperate location.
- Speak to your professor to arrange to take
your exams with the rest of the class and get extra time with your
- If you must take your exam outside the
classroom, it is your responsibility to make
arrangements at least four days before the exam with this
We may not be able to accommodate you if you do not give us advanced
- Use the blue Request for Modifications in
Testing form to arrange for taking exams outside of the classroom. Get
this form in Library G51. We cannot mail requests for
modifications or referrals to you.
- It is your responsibility to bring the
request to your professor. Please make sure that the professor has
completely filled out the bottom portion and return the form to our
Sorry, No Telephone Requests Accepted!
- If your professor has indicated that YOU
will be bringing the exam it must be delivered in a sealed and signed
envelope. The exam must be delivered to us
unopened. Exams that are open or seem tampered with cannot be
administered at our office. We must send the exam back to your professor
and it will be the professor's decision whether or not you should take the
- If you are going to take the exam with
extended time in LIB G51 you must sign-in and take the exam under our
supervision at the scheduled time.
- Arrive On
Time! If you arrive late to an exam, that time may be deducted from
the time you are allotted.
- If you are unable to take the exam at the
scheduled time you must make other arrangements, first with your professor
and then with us. We must hear from your professor confirming what arrangements
you have made.
- Final Exam Accomodations will be provided by your professors if you
have given them your green sheet. If you need assistive technology for
your final exams, notify your professor and our office at least 3 weeks
- Extra time does not mean unlimited time.
If the exam is one hour, you will get approximately one and ½ hours. If
the exam is two hours you will get approximately three hours.
extra time for exams may not be all that it takes. It may not be the answer
for everyone. Daily preparation and review are most important. Attendance at
the Academic Support Center's test-taking strategies workshops eases
anxiety, improves test performance and often eliminates the need for extra