The policies listed below apply to students who are registered with the Disability Services Office at UC and receive testing accommodations. We value the importance of excellent services for students and the responsibility of administering classroom exams on behalf of UC faculty.Testing Services has two top priorities:
1. Providing assigned testing accommodations for students with disabilities in a way that ensures accessibility and compliance
2. Maintaining the academic integrity of the tests that we administer.
Failure to comply with the Registration Policies below may mean that you will not be able to take your test using your testing accommodations. Failure to comply with the Test Center Policies during your test may result in academic disciplinary action being taken against you.
Test Registration Policies
To take an accommodated test in Testing Services you must . . .
Be registered with UC's Disability Services Office. For information on registration or any of your accommodations, contact that office at 513-556-6823
Have a completed accommodation form with professor signatures on file in Disability Services. Forms can be picked up in the Disability Services office on the 200 level of University Pavilion beginning the first week of the semester. This must be done every semester. Contact that office at 513-556-6823 with any questions.
Register to take your exam by the exam registration deadline. This deadline is three days prior to the day of your test for tests taken during the term, and one week prior to the day of your test for finals.
Register for your test either online through the Accommodated Test Registration System or by calling, emailing or registering in person with the Testing Services office. These are the only acceptable ways to register for a test. See our sidebar for office contact information.
Take your exam at the same time that the rest of the class is taking it. There are two exceptions to this policy:
- If your time adjustment accommodation would cause your test to run over into another class period, then you need to make arrangements with your instructor to begin your test earlier or take it at another time. You must make these arrangements prior to registering for the test and your instructor has the right to choose when the alternate time will be. They also may ask you for a copy of your class schedule to confirm this request.
- If your exam falls outside of our testing hours, you must make arrangements with your professor to take the exam during our testing hours. They are listed on the left sidebar. Again, you must make these arrangements prior to registering for your test and your professor may choose the hours during which you will take the exam.
Do not schedule your test for an alternate time, no matter the reason, without first speaking with your professor. Unless you need an alternate time for the reasons listed above, your professor has the right to refuse to allow you to test during the time you have requested. If a professor notifies Testing Services that they did not approve an alternate test time, Testing Services will not administer your test until the professors contacts the office directly to approve it.
Test Center Policies
The following policies are in place to ensure the academic integrity of the exams. Because we are administering these tests on behalf of UC faculty, we require that all students adhere to uniform rules and regulations so that Testing Services staff can easily assess whether or not a breach of the UC Student Code of Conduct has occurred. If a professor contacts us with a concern of cheating or dishonesty of any kind, these procedures allow us to protect both the students in our test center, as well as the academic integrity of the test.
On the day of your scheduled test you must . . .
Arrive at Testing Services no later than 20 minutes after your scheduled test time. If you arrive later, we must receive notification directly from the professor in the form of an email, phone call or written note (that we will turn in with the test) that says that we may start your exam. If you need to reschedule your test, you may do so through the Accommodated Test Registration System online, or by calling our office prior to the time of your exam.
Bring some form of photo identification to Testing Services. A UC ID, driver's license, state ID, Passport or other issued identification card with your name and photo on it is acceptable
ONLY bring into the test rooms pens, pencils, your exam/answer sheet, and any items for the exam that your professor indicates are necessary for the exam on the exam cover sheet. No exceptions to this will be made. Food and drink are not allowed in the test rooms, regardless of whether your professor allows them in his or her class. Hats, coats, gloves and scarves may not be worn in the testing room. You may be asked to remove other bulky clothing or show the test center staff that there is nothing in your pockets, in sleeves, hoods, etc.
Stop taking your exam and turn it in when your time is up. Testing Services will put your stop time at the top of your test, and all test rooms have clocks for you to monitor your time. It is your responsibility to stop your test when time is up.
Any and all breaches of these policies will be reported to your professor by Testing Services staff.