Assessment Services

Assessment Services

Exam Accommodations

Exam Accommodations provides students, with documented disabilities, the opportunity to accurately demonstrate how well they have mastered course material by removing disability related obstacles to performance.

Exam accommodations are highly individualized and are determined according to the nature of the student’s disability, as well as course objectives and learning outcomes. Exam accommodations include, but are not limited to, reduced distraction exam environments, extended time, oral exams, scribes, and the use of assistive technology to assist in exam taking.

Use the links below to learn more about exam accommodations, as well as the eligibility requirements and processes to receive accommodations:


In order to receive exam accommodations, students must have a documented permanent or temporary disability that negatively affects exam performance.

To determine eligibility:

  1. Make an appointment with an Accessibility Specialist in Student Accessibility Services.
  2. Provide the Accessibility Specialist with documentation that confirms your disability and the need for exam accommodations.

The Accessibility Specialist will review the documentation verifying your disability and carefully consider course objectives and learning outcomes in order to determine reasonable accommodations. All accommodations are made judiciously and in accordance with documentation.

Process to receive exam accommodations

  1. Have current and approved accommodations through your Accessibility Specialist
    Within the Student Accessibility Services Portal:
  2. Complete a Student Responsibility Acknowledgement Form (once per Academic Year)
  3. Ensure you have released your Letters of Accommodation to your instructors (for every applicable course)
  4. Submit request for exam accommodations for each quiz/test/exam
  5. Use the website to check that your request was received and confirmed.

Scheduling Your Quiz, Test, or Exam

Using this website students must submit their request for exam accommodations at least 7 days in advance.

Please contact the exam accommodations staff if:

Exam Accommodation Centre Rules

Read important information about taking tests at the Testing and Assessment Centre. Please ensure you have read the expectations prior to registering for an assessment or exam.

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Exam Accommodations for Distance Delivery and Continuing Education

Online Education

If you are writing an Online Distance Education exam you must submit an exam request through our department at least one week in advance of your preferred exam date. Exam Accommodations staff will then make the appropriate booking with the Exam Invigilation Centre on your behalf.

Exam Write Times

Monday – Friday, 9:00am CST
Monday – Friday, 1:00pm CST

Note: To ensure time accommodated exams fall within the hours the Exam Invigilation Centre is available for troubleshooting, we encourage students to book their exams at 9:00 am when possible.

Continuing Education (evening delivery)

All students requesting exam accommodations, who are registered in Continuing Education evening courses (on campus) are required to write their exams during Exam Accommodations’ regular office hours (Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm).

Additional Resources for Students and Instructors

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