Accessibility Resources Test Proctoring

Instructions for Submitting a Test Proctoring Request

To take the test on:                                          Send the request no later than 4:00 PM on:
Monday Wednesday
Tuesday Thursday
Wednesday Friday
Thursday Monday 
Friday Tuesday


Proctoring requests MUST be received by our office THREE (3) business days before the test.

Complete the form using the link above. Be sure to answer every question. Remember to obtain permission from your instructor BEFORE requesting a different day or time from the regularly scheduled test. 

You will be sent a confirmation email within one business day of the receipt of your request (Friday requests will be confirmed on Monday). If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at (828) 227-3886

IMPORTANT: IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE, OAR may not be able to proctor your exam and you will have to take your exam with the rest of the class. In this case, the instructor might not be able to provide your accommodations for that exam.

Absolutely NO cell phones or smart phones are allowed in the testing rooms.

Testing FAQ

Do I have to take my exam with OAR if my instructor can give it to me with the extra time?

No. If your instructor can administer your exam with your approved accommodations, then they should do so.

I gave my accommodations letter to my professor at the beginning of the semester. Doesn't that mean they have to schedule my exams with OAR? Can't I just show up to OAR on the day of my exam?

It is the student's responsibility to schedule individual exams and you must do so at least three business days in advance of your exam. Follow the procedure described above. OAR will then contact your instructor for details.

What happens if I forget to schedule my exam with OAR until the day before?

If you do not schedule your exam with OAR using the proper procedure (as described above), OAR may not allow you to take your exam in our office. In that case, you will have to take your exam with the instructor and the rest of the class.

What if I am sick on the day of my exam or if I forget to come take my exam? Do I just reschedule with OAR?

No. You must contact your instructor and discuss it with him/her. Once you agree with the instructor on a make-up date/time, we are happy to administer the exam. We will not administer a test other than at the originally scheduled time without explicit approval from the instructor.

I am approved for a reader. Can I bring someone with me to read for me or can I request a particular reader?

In order to maintain the security and integrity of testing, OAR will not allow you to bring your own reader.
OAR assigns readers based upon availability of our staff and cannot guarantee a particular person to read. In some cases, OAR may use Assistive Technology for reading exams aloud.

I have not used testing accommodations all semester. Can I still take my final exams at OAR?

Yes, if you have met with OAR, received your Letters of Accommodation, and given them to your instructors. To schedule exams you must follow the procedure outlined above. If you have not picked up your Letters of Accommodation or have not given the letters to your instructors, then you must take your exams with the rest of the class without accommodations.

I have an exam scheduled for the first day of finals but I'd rather take it on the last day, to give myself more time to study. Also, I have to work that day. Is this ok?

No. You must take your exam on the same day as or near the same time as the rest of the class unless you have multiple finals on the same day and have made prior arrangements with your instructor. Only your instructors—not OAR—can approve changes in your exam schedule. Work, travel, or other extra-curricular activities are not valid reasons for moving the date of an exam.

I have an exam scheduled for the last day of finals but I'd rather take it early because my parents are coming to move me out of the dorm. Can I do this?

Only your instructors—not OAR—can approve changes in your exam schedule. Work, travel, or other extra-curricular activities are not valid reasons for moving the date of an exam.

My final exam begins at 8:00am. I have double time. Since that gives me 5 hours to take my exam, can I just come at 9:30am or 10am? Or can I come at 8am and sit in the room to study for a few hours?

No. You must begin your exam at the schedule start time. If you wish to begin more than 15 minutes before or after the scheduled start time, OAR must have approval from your instructor.

If I'm tired and have plenty of time, can I lie on the floor and sleep in the testing room?

No. If you are not taking an exam, we will assume you are finished and collect your exam.

Can I take my things into the testing room?

You may only take items that are approved by your instructor (i.e. laptops, books, notepaper, etc). You may have a drink or snack with you, if you like, but please do not spread out and make yourself a picnic.

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