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STUDENT GUIDE - Accommodations For Test Taking


Step 1:

During the DSPS Intake Appointment student is determined eligible and accommodations are assigned by DSPS Counselor.

 

Step 2:

DSPS COUNSELOR provides student with a one-time Accommodation Letter (good for entire time at OCC). DSPS Counselor also provides student with a template email to send each faculty member, introducing the individualized Accommodation Letter.

 

Step 3:

The STUDENT shares the Accommodation Letter with the Professor.  It is the STUDENT'S responsibility to share this letter with each professor for each class they request to receive accommodations. 

 

Students should take their exams in the classroom - provided their instructor is able to meet the students approved accommodations; However, if their instructor is unable to provide the students approved accommodations then the student should schedule to take their exam at DSPS. Special arrangements can be provided with advanced notice if the student is unable to test with DSPS during these posted hours:


Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM


Step 4: 

The STUDENT completes an ONLINE DSPS ALTERNATE TESTING REQUEST. 

 

It is the STUDENT'S responsibility to complete the online DSPS Alternate Testing Request (DSPS ATR) Form no less than one week (7 days) prior to the scheduled exam.  This will allow time for DSPS to acquire; the exam, parameters of the exam, convert the exam into alternate formats as necessary, reserve testing space and proctors.

 

Once DSPS has processed the student's DSPS ATR Form, DSPS Testing will email the professor the ELECTRONIC BLUE FORM the Friday before the exam.  The Electronic Blue Form must be completed by the instructor and returned to the DSPS Testing. 

 

Step 5: 

Study and be prepared PRIOR to the exam, show up 10 minutes before your test appointment time, to allow time to sign in and retrieve your test and take the test when prompted. 

 

If you should arrive to your exam time late, then this time will be deducted from your overall time to complete the exam. 

 

**Students are encouraged to make all quiz and exam requests (online) at one time (provided they know the dates of the quizzes/exams,) and must make these requests a minimum of one week (7 business days) before the scheduled exam.   As soon as a student becomes aware of a singular (or all) test/quiz date, it is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBIITY to complete the online DSPS ATR.


DSPS Testing Office Hours of Operation

 & Contact Information

OFFICE HOURS
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
(714) 432-5535