Procedure for Requesting Accommodated Testing

Students should discuss their need for testing accommodations with their Disability Support Services (DSS) counselor.

If it is determined that accommodated testing* is a reasonable accommodation based on documentation provided to DSS, the following steps should be followed:
  1. The student must complete a Request for Accommodations (blue form) prior to the start of each semester.
  2. The student must pick up and deliver the accommodation letters to his/her instructors. The letter will notify the instructor that the student is eligible for testing accommodations. Accommodation letters must be delivered to your instructors before appointments for testing can be made.
  3. Prior to a scheduled exam/quiz the student will schedule an appointment via email or in person at a CCBC testing center.

    NOTE: Not all Testing Centers offer reduced distractions. The Testing Center will confirm email appointments with a return email.

    If your approved accommodations include an interpreter, reader, scribe, or assistive technology, you must also contact the DSS office on the campus where you are registered providing adequate advance notice of your scheduled appointment.

    When scheduling please provide the following required information:
    • Name and CCBC ID number
    • Date and time of the test
    • Course number
    • Name of instructor Requested approved testing accommodations (to be verified)
    • The amount of time given to the class to complete the exam (if eligible for reduced distractions)

  4. Please note that Reduced Distractions as an accommodation does not necessarily mean that the student will be in a room by himself. Depending on the type of tests, limited rooms may make it necessary to schedule more than one student in a room. Earplugs will be provided.
  5. Tests should be scheduled as close to class times as possible based on a student’s class schedule and, when necessary, based on the schedule of DSS staff. This must be done at least one week before a scheduled exam. Test may be scheduled for the entire semester using your class syllabus.
  6. The student should notify the instructor of the location, date, and time of the scheduled appointment so that the instructor can deliver the test to the correct center.
  7. The student should arrive promptly at the Testing Center with all necessary material(s), including a photo I.D. card. Students must take tests at the scheduled time.
  8. The DSS Office and Testing Center cannot be responsible for last minute testing arrangements when the student fails to schedule tests according to the guidelines as outlined above.
  9. Students must abide by the CCBC Code of Academic Integrity and must follow Testing Center procedures; failure to do so may jeopardize access to testing accommodations.

*Accommodated testing may consist of extended time (usually time and a half); reduced distractions, reader/Kurzweil,scribe, tests in alternate format, use of a calculator, use of a computer, or large print/CCTV.