Faculty & Staff Resources

Testing Accommodations


Faculty/Staff Resources

Testing Accommodation Process for Online Courses

  • Students are informed that testing accommodations must be requested every term for each class with their CSD (Center for Students with Disabilities) Counselor, Learning Disability (LD) or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Specialist in a timely manner or as soon as possible.
  • The CSD counselor or the LD/ABI Specialist emails instructors confirming the testing accommodation including the amount of extended time. 
  • Instructor(s) are expected to set up the extended time on Canvas or other platforms that the class will be testing on.
  • Students are encouraged to remind instructors about their extended time a few days prior to each exam/quiz.

Online Tests Proctored by the Center for Students with Disabilities

  • Students are asked to make their proctoring appointment by emailing: dscproctor@smc.edu. 
  • Students who need assistive technology for their online exams are asked to contact the High Tech Training Center at httc@smc.edu well in advance of their exams so a HTTC specialist can help them and their instructor(s) work out the logistics to ensure that the approved accommodations are effectively set up prior to exams/quizzes.

Submitting Exams

Please provide exams using one of the following methods.

  1. Email exams to : dscproctor@smc.edu
  2. Bring exams to the Center for Students with Disabilities on the 1st floor of the Student Services Center. 
  3. Students may hand carry the exam/quiz in a security envelope to DSPS.

Proctor Room Hours


Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Testing Accommodation Process

Completing and Submitting the Testing Accommodations Authorization Form (Proctor Form)

  1. Student completes the yellow Testing Accommodations Authorization Form (Proctor Form) with their DSPS counselor, Learning Disabilities Specialist or Acquired Brain Injury Specialist. This form indicates that the students have registered with DSPS, have a verified disability and are eligible for accommodations.
  2. Student brings the Proctor Form to their instructors to complete the reverse side to provide information on exam conditions, delivery and return of exams and how much time the class gets to complete the exam.
  3. Student returns the completed form to DSPS or the Learning Disabilities Program. Instructors may choose to submit the forms themselves. A copy of the completed proctor form will be emailed to the instructor.

Scheduling Tests

  • Students must make Proctor Room appointments 48 hours in advance of test date/time by completing a Testing Accommodation Appointment Form in the Center for Students with Disabilities on the 1st floor of the Student Services Center.
  • Students will clarify with the instructor any changes such as the date/time of each exam/quiz prior to the testing date. They will be advised that you, the instructor, may or may not accept an exam/quiz taken at an unauthorized time or date.