Student Support

Testing Accommodations for Students

 

Proctoring Requirements

Only eligible students who have registered with the DSPS office may use the Proctoring Room

Testing accommodations are not automatic and must be requested and approved every term.  Students must meet with a DSPS counselor, LD or ABI Specialist in a timely manner to discuss the testing accommodations required for a specific term.  If approved, the DSPS Counselor, LD or ABI Specialist will inform the instructors of the testing accommodation conditions.  Students are recommended to follow-up with their instructors as well to confirm that the approval has been received.

Proctor Room Appointment:

-You MUST make a reservation at least 48 BUSINESS HOURS in advance each time you need to take a quiz/exam at the DSPS/CSD Proctor Room ( on ground classes) or the DSPS/CSD online virtual proctor room (online classes).  If you do not adhere to this timeline, proctoring services may not be guaranteed for the time/day requested.  In this case, you will need to work out an alternative time/day with your instructor and our office as soon as possible.

-If you have trouble accessing the form make sure you are signed into your SMC Office 365 account through Corsair Connect or Canvas. You can also open an incognito tab which will prompt you to sign in.

Proctor Room reservation form

Proctor Room Hours​:

Fall/Spring

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

Winter/Summer

Monday to Thursday:​ 8 a.m. – 4​ p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Testing Accommodations for Online Classes

Testing accommodations must be requested every term for each class with your counselor, Learning Disability (LD) or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Faculty Specialist in a timely manner or as soon as possible.  A last minute request for an immediate exam/quiz may not be accommodated.

- If approved, the counselor or the LD/ABI Specialist will email your instructor (s) confirming the testing accommodation including the amount of extended time.

- Your instructor (s) will set up the extended time on Canvas or other platforms that the class will be testing on. 

- To ensure that the additional time is set up, we recommend that you take the extra step to remind your instructors that you have been approved for extended time a few days prior to each exam/quiz. 

- Please follow the parameters of each exam/quiz as provided by your instructor (s).  If you have any concerns or issues regarding an approved testing accommodation, make sure that you contact your counselor, LD/ABI Specialist immediately.

- If your test is being proctored by the Center for Students with Disabilities, book your appointment below at least 48 business hours in advance and you will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours.  If you do not adhere to this timeline, proctoring services may not be guaranteed for the day/time requested.  In this case, you will need to work out an alternative day/time with your instructor and our office as soon as possible.

Proctor Room reservation form

If you have trouble accessing the form make sure you are signed into your SMC Office 365 account through Corsair Connect or Canvas. You can also open an incognito tab which will prompt you to sign in.

Testing Accommodations for On Ground Classes

  • IMPORTANT: All students testing on ground at the DSPS Proctor Room MUST be vaccinated or meet a medical exemption. You will be required to check in with a SMC staff prior to entering the Student Services Center and provide verification. From there, please proceed directly to the Proctor Room or a DSPS staff will walk you to the Proctoring Room.
  • You MUST have an appointment to test on ground. Please book your appointment below at least 48 business hours in advance.  If you do not adhere to this timeline, proctoring services may not be guaranteed for the time/day requested.  In this case, you will need to work out an alternative time/day with your instructor and our office as soon as possible.

Proctor Room reservation form

If you have trouble accessing the form make sure you are signed into your SMC Office 365 account through Corsair Connect or Canvas. You can also open an incognito tab which will prompt you to sign in.

Testing accommodations must be requested every term for each class with your counselor, Learning Disability (LD) or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Faculty Specialist in a timely manner or as soon as possible. A last minute request for an immediate exam/quiz may not be accommodated.

- If approved, the counselor or the LD/ABI Specialist will email your instructor (s) confirming the testing accommodation including the amount of extended time.

- To ensure your instructor sends your test to the DSPS proctor Room we recommend that you take the extra step to remind your instructors that you have been approved to test with DSPS a few days prior to each exam/quiz. 

- Please follow the parameters of each exam/quiz as provided by your instructor (s).  If you have any concerns or issues regarding an approved testing accommodation, make sure that you contact your counselor, LD/ABI Specialist immediately.

- Tests must be taken on the date and time designated by the instructor, not later or earlier without the
instructor’s written approval. Please be advised that your instructor may or may not accept an exam/quiz taken at an unauthorized time or date.

- Contact DSPS at least 48 business hours in advance if special equipment or assistance, including a scribe, reader or internet, are required. The scribe or reader will not assist you with the content of the exams/quizzes.  

-Contact your DSPS counselor, LD Specialist, or ABI Specialist well in advance to discuss arrangements for testing if you must take a test outside regular Proctoring Room hours.

-Turn off all electronic devices, such as cell phones, iPods, tablets, etc., that are not allowed in the Proctoring Room.

- Keep confidential all aspects of any test when administered at a time different from the rest of the class.

- Abide by SMC's Code of Academic Conduct and act with respect and civility as outlined in the Honor Code.

- Please remember that the proctor is required to follow the instructions on the Proctor Form. The proctor does not have the authorization to make any changes. Changes by your instructor, DSPS Counselor, LD Specialist or ABI Specialist must be completed before you arrive to take your test.

Assistive Technology

If you have been approved to use assistive technology (eg, Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, Dragon, etc.) as an accommodation, contact the High Tech Training Center (HTTC) immediately. 

  • The HTTC specialist will help you and your instructor(s) work out the logistics to ensure that your approved accommodation is effectively set up prior to the exam/quiz. 
  • Please be mindful that some accommodations are complex and will require additional time to set up.  For this reason, it is critical that you notify us as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time.

To reach a HTTC Specialist, contact: