Testing Accommodations

Scheduling an Exam

DRC services include the provision of accommodations to students with disabilities for course tests and exams. These services are available to students who qualify for certain types of accommodations. Common examples of test accommodations include: extended time, scribe services, limited distraction testing rooms, Braille test conversion, and the use of assistive technology.

We utilize an array of testing locations to meet the needs of DRC students. These are comprised by: minimal distraction group testing rooms, small individual rooms that support distraction-reduced testing, in combination with the use of assistive technology.

To schedule an exam and arrange for test taking accommodations via the Disability Resource Center, you are required to submit a completed and signed Exam Proctor form. This form is specific to each course you are enrolled in.

Schedule all your DRC exam accommodations reservation at the start of the semester so that we can meet your service needs. In order to guarantee room availability and proper time accommodations, a completed Exam Proctor Form should be submitted at least 5 business days prior in order to ensure all necessary steps are coordinated by the exam date.

If an exam date is reported less than two business days in advance, the DRC will not be able to guarantee proctoring the exam. Changes or additional exam dates can be provided by the professor to the Testing Coordinator later on in the semester, as long as it is provided one week before the scheduled exam.

Plan to take your test with accommodations at the DRC at the same time as your class takes the exam. Should other class conflicts arise, let us know promptly so that we may coordinate with the faculty and discuss options.

DRC exam accommodations are scheduled within the department's days and hours of operation. If your course is scheduled outside of business operations, let us know when you submit the Exam Proctor Form. We will work with you and the faculty to discuss options.

If you are registered and approved to receive testing accommodations with the Disability Resource Center, you will either be testing at the University Testing Center located in GL 120 (Group 1) or you will be testing at DRC’s main office in GC 190 (Group 2).

Your testing location will depend on the type of testing accommodations that you currently receive from the Disability Resource Center.

 

Group 1, University Testing Center: Students in this group have standard testing accommodations that can be provided in a low distraction area. Accommodations that fall under this group include but are not limited to Minimal Distraction Testing Environment and Extended time on Exams.

On the day of the exam, you will report to the testing center in GL 120 (Green Library next to the Starbucks) at least 10 minutes before your test. You do not have to report to the DRC on the test date – please report directly to University Testing Center.

UTC’s Testing Hours are: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm

 

Group 2, Disability Resource Center: Students in this group have further specialized accommodations that can only be provided in a private testing room setting or with specialized equipment only available at the DRC office (e.g. Use of Reader/Scribe, CCTV, Adaptive Software, etc). These students will continue to report to the DRC located in GC 190 in order to receive these specific accommodations. Remember to arrive at least 10 minutes before your test.

DRC Testing Hours at the MMC campus are: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm; Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

 

BBC students: Please note that your exams will still be taken at the DRC office in WUC-131 until this new process is implemented at BBC campus within the next academic year.

 

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Contact

Modesto Maidique Campus
GC 190
Phone: 305-348-3532
Fax: 305-348-3850

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Summer Hours (Beginning April 29, 2019):
Monday - Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm


drc@fiu.edu

 

Biscayne Bay Campus
WUC 131
305-919-5345
Fax 305-919-5211

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

drcbbc@fiu.edu