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Alternative Location

Allows student to complete exams or quizzes outside of the usual classroom environment.

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Provide an alternative testing location, or request that the student schedule their exams or quizzes with the SDS Testing Center.
  • Items to review include:
    • Date and time of exam
    • Length of exam provided to class (the system will automatically calculate the extended time based on the student’s accommodation)
    • Testing aids allowed (crib sheet, calculator, etc.)
    • Exam delivery and return method
    • Upload a copy of exam

Student Responsibilities

  • Talk to instructors at least 7 days before the first quiz or exam to inquire about where they would like exams and quizzes to be taken.
  • As needed, submit a request to take an exam or quiz at the SDS Testing Center via the Student Portal at least 7 days in advance for regular exams and quizzes and two weeks before study day for finals. For exams less than 7 days away, complete a Late Exam Request Form, and be prepared to take the exam in class unless notified via email by SDS.

SDS Responsibilities

  • Provide a testing space and proctor when given at least 7 days advance notice for regularly scheduled exams and quizzes and two weeks advance notice for final exams.
  • Notify faculty of exam accommodation request.