Disability Support Services



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 “blue form” prior to the start of each semester.

2. The student must pick up and deliver the accommodation letter to his/her instructors. The letter will notify the instructor that the student is eligible for testing

3. Prior to a scheduled exam/quiz the student will schedule a test by e-mailing the Essex Testing Center at etc@ccbcmd.edu providing the date and time of the request along with mention of the course number and requested approved testing accommodations. Tests may also be scheduled in person at the Essex Testing Center or Disability Support Services office (Room A-210) or by calling 443-840-1901, Option 2.

4. 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.

5. If the test day and time is not confirmed at least 2 business days before the requested test appointment, the student should call DSS at 443-840-1741 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM to confirm the appointment.

6. The student should REMIND the instructor that the exam should be delivered to the Testing Center (A-214/215) before the designated day and time.

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.

10. Students planning to take exams at the Dundalk or Catonsville Testing Centers should notify their Essex Disability Support Services Counselor.

*Accommodated testing may consist of extended time (usually time and a half); distraction free environment, reader/Kurzweil, scribe, taped test, use of a calculator or spelling aid, use of a computer, or large print/CCTV.

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