Academic Adjustments of Extended Time on Exams
Students with disabilities may be eligible for academic adjustments of extended time on exams. Extended testing time may be approved as an academic adjustment if there are disability-related functional limitations that can be accommodated by the provision of extended time on exams to create equal access for the student with a disability.
Procedure for Requesting Academic Adjustments of Extended Time on Exams
- The student is responsible for completing and submitting a Test Accommodation Request Form to the OAS at least two business days prior to the scheduled test date. The digital form is available through Blackboard, C-GCC’s Learning Management System.
- When completing the form, the student should take into account that if he or she needs extended time, but has another class immediately following the test, the exam may need to be taken on a date or time other than that scheduled by the faculty member. In this case, it is the student’s responsibility to discuss the reason for the scheduling change with the faculty member.
- On exam day, for on-campus courses, the student will report to the OAS to take the exam. If the exam is administered on-line, rather than on-campus, the student will sign in to the on-line portal for the course to take the exam. The completed test will be returned to the faculty member by the OAS or submitted digitally by the student through the on-line portal.
Exam Scheduling Policies
- Rescheduling Exams: If an exam cannot be taken at the OAS on the date and time scheduled due to illness or other emergency, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the OAS and to seek the faculty member’s permission to take the exam on an alternate date or time. Failure to obtain the faculty member’s approval may result in the student not being permitted to take the exam in the OAS. If the student engages in an abuse of exam taking privileges, i.e.: failing to present himself/herself to the OAS at the pre-arranged date and time with no notice and documentation to the OAS of an emergency or illness prohibiting same, failing to pre-arrange a scheduled time to take exams, engaging in inappropriate behaviors in the testing room, the OAS will suspend test taking services to that student. It is then the responsibility of the student to arrange to take the exam as a make-up test in the Academic Support Center, contingent upon instructor approval.
- Evening/Morning Exams: For the Fall 2020 semester, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus office hours are abbreviated to allow compliance with density and distancing recommendations. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday, 8:00am to 4:00pm by appointment; Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am to 2:00pm by appointment; Fridays closed. If an exam must be taken outside those hours, the student should complete the Test Accommodation Request Form as early as possible so that arrangements can be made for after-hours proctoring.
- Extended Time: Extended time generally means time and a half (1.5x) for exams. Based on disability need, some students may be permitted double time (2x) for exams. All decisions regarding the extent of extended time are made on a case-by-case, course-by-course basis. The extended time policy for exams will be strictly enforced. If the student is late for an exam, the time missed cannot be made up.