Specific Accommodations Commonly Used by Students

Testing accommodations can be arranged in either an academic department or proctored in Academic Success and Disability Services; students need to schedule exams at least a week in advance. Some of the possible accommodations include:

  • Extended time on exams, time-and-a-half or double time

  • Oral exam

  • Exams in a quiet place

  • Use of spell-checker or dictionary

  • Use of calculator

Note takers are arranged with the assistance of the professor. We are usually able to find a student who is willing to take notes and their notes can be copied at no charge in the Student Development Center. The practice is to send notes within 24 hours after the class in which they are recorded. It is also becoming more common for professors to post their class notes on the Web.

Tutoring is not an accommodation in college, but subject and writing tutors are available. To request a subject tutor, click here. Writing tutors are available during the day and evening for appointments or drop-in assistance. Tutoring takes place in the Academic Success Center. Computers are also available for use in the Academic Success Center.

Abuse of Accommodations

Accommodations offered through Disability Services are not an entitlement. Cheating or any other abuse of accommodations could result in the loss of that accommodation and disciplinary action will be taken.