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Special Testing Accommodations

University Testing Services (UTS) is committed to providing outstanding service to all test takers, including individuals with special needs, and has established guidelines for Special Testing Accommodations available to students with disabilities to meet obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  1. Students requesting special accommodations need to apply with UTS each semester, University Testing Services, Room 134 Collins Building, (910) 672-1299.
  2. Instructors will be notified of students requiring test accommodations due to a disability through an email from UTS
  3. Faculty and students should discuss how testing accommodations will be provided with the student. If planning to use the resources of Testing Services, the student will need to call (910)672-1299 to make scheduling arrangements.
  4. Testing Services Accommodations available include extended time, solitary environment, computer, scribe and/or a reader. Testing Services will have a copy of each student's faculty notification memo on file in order to identify/verify what appropriate accommodations are necessary.
  5. Instructors are responsible for having exams at Testing Services in time for the scheduled exam and may choose how tests are to be returned to them. A  Special Testing Accommodations Form should accompany the test. Forms are available at Testing Services or can be downloaded.
  6. ONE-WEEK NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AN EXAM.
  7. In order to provide accommodations, Testing Services may require that a test be given at a time other than the regularly scheduled class period. 
  8. Student accommodations will be met to the greatest extent possible. Students are assured "sufficient" not "preferred" accommodations under Section 504 and the ADA Preferences are not guaranteed nor required. 
  9. All testing accommodations that are not provided by Testing Services should be requested through UTS.

Questions about these guidelines for testing of students with disabilities should be directed to University Testing Services at (910) 672-1299.

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