Exam Accommodations Center (EAC)

In order to maintain the quality and integrity of services provided at the Exam Accommodation Center, the following guidelines are in place:

  • Exam Accommodations Center hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. 
  • Only students with a Notification Letter or a Temporary Educational Assistance letter are eligible to take exams in the EAC.
  • Students needing exam accommodations are encouraged to schedule their exams with their Professor/Instructors, when possible. However, Professors/Instructors may work with EAC staff to arrange exam accommodations by completing the online referral form.
  • Instructors must complete the exam referral form at least 4 business days before the exam to assist EAC staff with scheduling, etc.

Taking Exams—Student Expectations

  1. Confirm exam arrangements with your Professor/Instructor at least 1 week before the date of the exam.
  2. If you are taking your exam at the EAC, check-in at the front desk/reception area at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start of your exam.
  3. Present your photo ID to EAC staff (student ID, driver license, or passport are all okay).
  4. Tell the check-in staff the course name and which exam you are taking (e.g. Biology 111-Exam 1, Engineering 402-Exam 2, etc.).
  5. Store all personal belongings not allowed in the exam room in the designated area in the front office.
  6. Please have a seat and wait quietly to be taken to your exam room.
  7. Check-out at the front desk by returning your exam and all scratch paper to the receptionist in the exam folder provided.


  1. If a student is late to a scheduled exam, the end time will not be extended without approval from the instructor.
  2. All personal belongings and/or any materials not indicated on the EAC Referral form as allowed resources must be stored in the designated area in the front office.
  3. All electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, iPods, etc.) must be shut off and left in the designated area in the front office.
  4. Students may not use any removable media (e.g. flash drive, portable hard drive, etc.) while taking the exam unless prior approval is received.
  5. Students must remain quiet at all times while in the EAC.  This includes:  checking in, waiting, while seated, upon completion of the exam, and on check-out.
  6. During the exam, students are not allowed to get help with test questions by speaking with other people, texting, or emailing.
  7. If a question arises during the exam, EAC staff can attempt to contact the instructor during your exam; however, reaching them is not guaranteed and the exam duration will not be extended.  The student may write a note on the exam if the instructor is not reached.
  8. Copying from someone else’s exam is strictly prohibited.
  9. If you need additional scratch paper, you must come out to the front desk to get it.  No outside scratch paper allowed (unless approved on the EAC Referral form).  All scratch paper must be turned in upon check-out.
  10. Once the exam begins, restroom breaks are discouraged (unless approved on the student’s Notification Letter).  In urgent cases, a brief restroom break may be permitted.  All materials must be left in the exam center (including cell phones and electronic devices) and the student must sign-out with a Proctor when leaving the EAC and must sign-in when returning.  The duration of the exam will not be extended for restroom breaks.
  11. No food or drink is allowed in the testing room (unless approved on the student’s Notification Letter and/or EAC personal).
  12. The EAC is monitored by security cameras with recording capabilities.
  13. If cheating or other academic dishonesty is observed or suspected, your exam may be terminated and the incident will be reported to the instructor of the course immediately.

Exam Day Procedures

  1. If the exam is not in possession of exam accommodations staff on the day immediately prior to the exam date, the exam accommodations center staff will send an e-mail to staff contact listed on exam accommodations referral form requesting exam.
  2. If exam is not in the possession of exam accommodations staff at the scheduled time on the date of the exam, exam accommodations staff will contact instructor and department via e-mail and telephone to try to locate a copy of the exam. 
  3. The student will remain in the exam accommodations center for 20 minutes as exam accommodations center staff work to locate a copy of the exam for the student.
  4. If the exam is not located within 20 minutes of the scheduled exam start time, the student will be allowed to leave the testing center and the exam accommodations staff will contact the professor to let her/him know that he/she is responsible for rescheduling the student’s accommodated exam.