Accessible Testing Services

Students must first provide SSD with a class schedule for the semester on the “Schedule Form and Request for Professor Letters” form. The student’s Disability Management Specialist will write a letter to those professors teaching a course for which the student has requested testing accommodations. The student will deliver the letter(s) directly to their professor(s).

New students must complete a Testing Orientation and sign off with their understanding of testing accommodation procedures before testing accommodations are put in place.

The student informs the SSD office of exams by filling out a "Request for Testing Accommodations" form five working days prior to the first exam of that specific class.

Testing Accommodations

  • Extended time on exams

  • Private and/or quiet rooms

  • Readers and scribes

  • Computers for typing essay exams

  • Large print exams

  • Sign language interpreters (for oral instructions)

  • Assistive technology

Proctoring and other appropriate accommodations for examinations are provided for students for whom testing accommodations are approved.

For Accessible Testing Services Forms, please visit SSD's Forms page.

If you have any questions about testing accommodations, please visit SSD's Accessible Testing Services FAQ page for testing questions. If you have any further questions, please contact the Alternate Testing Services Coordinator, Anna Morales, at (559) 278-2811.