Information for Faculty

Exam Accommodations

Exam accommodations are available for students with a variety of disabilities. Students who have been approved to receive exam accommodations have submitted documentation from a professional which verifies their diagnosis and supports their request for exam accommodations.

Disability Resources verifies a student’s eligibility for exam accommodations with an Accommodations Request Form (ARF) that is sent to professors by e-mail. Professors may view a sample ARF here. If you have not received an ARF prior to a student's request for exam accommodations, please refer them to Disability Resources to request that an ARF be sent to you.

Exam accommodations may include the following: extended time to complete the exam (double the standard time), a distraction reduced space in which to complete the exam, reader, scribe, use of computer, use of assistive technology, or alternate exam format.

Students who have been approved by Disability Resources to receive exam accommodations are required to communicate with both Disability Resources staff and their professor in order to make arrangements for their exams. Students who intend to use accommodations when taking an exam must do the following:

  1. Complete the online Exam Registration Form: Students must complete the online exam registration form four business days prior to the date of the exam. Professors may refer to this link for more details about exam accommodation policies. The online exam registration form alerts Disability Resources staff that a student intends to take an exam in our office.
  2. Provide the professor with the Testing Accommodations Form: Students must submit the Testing Accommodations Form to their professor four business days prior to the date of the exam. The purpose of this form is for professors to communicate to Disability Resources staff the tools that students are allowed to use to complete the exam (i.e. calculator, open book, notes, etc.).

Professors who have a student in their class who intends to use accommodations when taking an exam are asked to do the following:

Professors are asked to submit the exam and exam instructions to the Disability Resources office (MHC 110) one day prior to the date of the exam. Professors may deliver the exam to our office one of the following ways:

  1. hand deliver it to our office in MHC 110, along with the Testing Accommodations Form
  2. via e-mail (please send the exam to epdisability@stthomas.edu. Please communicate the tools that students are allowed to use to complete the exam in the body of your message, along with delivery instructions for the completed exam
  3. send it through campus mail at #4016, along with the Testing Accommodations Form

The professor may choose to receive the student’s completed exam in one of the following ways:

  1. professor may pick the exam up in MHC 110
  2. Disability Resources staff will deliver the exam to the professor’s office (St. Paul campus only)
  3. Disability Resources staff will mail the exam to the professor