- Distraction-reduced environment
- Adaptive equipment
- Extended time
- Use of calculator
- Use of a computer
- Use of enlargements
Arrangements can be made for students registered with the Office of Disability Services to have extended time for quizzes and exams. If an instructor is unable to provide the accommodations, distraction-reduced exam rooms in the Office of Disability Services may be used. Students who require this accommodation usually can receive time and a half. If that extra time is insufficient, contact your coordinator to discuss options.
Making a request
Scheduling rooms, proctors, scribes, readers and equipment requires time. Please give the Office of Disability Services as much advance notice as possible when requesting exam accommodations.
Policies and guidelines
Talk to professor and present memos before signing up for exams
- Instructor may provide accommodations for you (At which time you do not submit an exam request.)
Submit requests in entirety at least 9 days in advance
- Take syllabi home and enter exam and quiz dates immediately
- Talk with instructors to ensure extended time does not conflict with another class
- Changes to exam/quiz dates/times need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (9 days notice still needed if possible)
- Fall: Final requests are due the FRIDAY before THANKSGIVING BREAK
- Spring: Final requests are due the FRIDAY before SPRING BREAK
Do not be late.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled exam. (allow for travel time to exam site)
- For every minute you are late that amount of time will be deducted from your allotted exam time.
- If you arrive 20 minutes or more late for your exam we will not be able to administer your exam; at such time, you will need to take the exam with your class. It is at the discretion of your instructor as to what happens with your exam.
- NO SHOWS - The first time a student does not provide notice that he/she will not be taking their exam with our office for a single course, the student will receive an email notification reminding he/she of the office’s “no show” policy and be provided a warning. Second no show for a specific class, the student will be dropped from our office’s schedule for that class for the remainder of their exams for the current semester.
Do not cheat.
- There are cameras in exam rooms to ensure academic integrity and to ensure the safety of our students.
- Cell phones should be left in backpack. Viewing cell phones at any time are considered violations of academic integrity.
- Bring a watch to keep track of time
- Academic Integrity violations will be reported to instructors.
- Exams can be delivered from your instructor via fax, email or personal delivery.
- If your professor has not submitted your exam by your start time, our office will not be able to administer your exam.
- At which time your professor will have to accommodate your exam OR provide our office with 9 days notice to reschedule.
Photo ID Required.
- Please be sure to bring a photo ID with you to ALL exams.
- The proctor will request your ID PRIOR to the start of your exam. If NO ID is available, your exam will NOT be administered.
Any needs should be taken care of before arriving for your exam.
Once exam starts cannot leave room.
Treat ODS staff and student proctors with same respect as instructors.
- Student workers are following orders and will be backed up by staff.
- However, if feel you have been mistreated or a situation should have been handled differently, please voice concern as soon as possible.
Policies and guidelines
- Students are encouraged to meet with you during a scheduled appointment to discuss accommodations and to give you their accommodation memos. They are discouraged from approaching you immediately after class.
- Accommodating your students is highly encouraged and appreciated. This allows the student to ask any clarifying questions about the exam at that time. Request forms do not need to be completed when you are providing the accommodations. The arrangements are determined between you and the student.
- To approve a student’s request and provide our office with necessary information regarding your exams, please complete the Accommodated Exam Request Form. An automated email will be sent to you once the student has initiated the process. There is a link you will be able to follow within the email or you can follow the link provided here.
- The student is supposed to provide you an accommodation memo for the current semester before any request forms can be completed. If you do not require this, please denote so on the accommodated exam request form.
- Students are required to submit each request form at least nine days prior to the date of the exam.
- The Office of Disability Services requires that final-exam request forms be turned in no later than Thanksgiving Break for the fall semester and Spring Break for spring semester.
- Immediately notify the exam coordinator email@example.com of any changes to a completed request form as the forms are unable to be edited by either professor or student once submitted.
- If an exam is rescheduled, try to accommodate the student yourself. If this is not possible and the rescheduled date is less than the 9 day deadline, it is up to the discretion of the exams coordinator as to whether or not we will be able to administer the rescheduled exam.
- Please send a copy of the exam to the exams coordinator via fax (573-884-5002), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or you can deliver the exam to our office at S5 Memorial Union.
- We are no longer allowing “Student Hand Carry” as an option.
- If the exam is not received by our office by the time of the scheduled exam, we will ask the student to report to class to discuss rescheduling the exam. At which time, we ask that you either provide the exam accommodations for the student or provide our office with at least 9 days notice of the rescheduled date.
- Prior to an exam being administered, all students will need to provide a photo ID.
Disability Services Staff
- As participants in the exam process, Disability Services Office personnel respect instructors' concerns for exam security and make every effort to ensure that academic integrity is maintained at all times.
- The Office of Disability Services trains proctors in exam security, academic honesty and ethical conduct.
Published by the Office of Disability Services, a department of Student Affairs.
Address: S5 Memorial Union, Columbia, MO 65211
Voice: 573-882-4696 | VP: 573-234-6662 | Fax: 573-884-5002
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.