The Office of Disability Access Services provides adaptive testing accommodations for students with disabilities in cooperation with each professor, instructor or teaching assistant. In order to receive services, a student must be currently registered with the Office of Disability Services and have provided documentation of a disability and recommendations for specific testing accommodations.

Although you are registered with Disability Access Services, it is not mandatory that you use this service for every exam or testing situation; you do not have to take every test or quiz through our office. If you prefer, you may choose to work out individual accommodations with your professor, instructor or teaching assistant. If you choose to do this, there is no need to complete the Adaptive Testing Request form for those particular exams/quizzes.

Important Reminder

When choosing to use your accommodations, you must make an appointment with each of your instructors to discuss your needs. If you do not meet with your instructors, you risk not having some or all of your accommodations provided in a timely manner.

Testing Service Requirements

Testing Procedures

NOTE: These guidelines apply to all students using testing accommodations, including students taking exams at the Campus Testing Center.

Final Exams, Midterms, and Quizzes

Testing Protocol


Rescheduling or Canceling

For further guidelines, please review the Adaptive Testing Request Form available in the Office of Disability Access Services.

Academic Dishonesty

The same University of Missouri-St. Louis Academic Dishonesty Policy (Standard of Contact of the Collected Rules and Regulations) applies when taking exams through the Disability Access Services.

Academic dishonesty is a serious charge with serious consequences if guilt is found. Discipline includes suspension and possible expulsion from the University of Missouri. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, or collaboration, consult the course professor or instructor. Your instructor will be notified of any incident of academic dishonesty that occurs while taking an exam through Disability Access Services. Your instructor may choose to follow the University of Missouri-St. Louis academic dishonesty policy.

Completed Exams or quizzes

The staff of Disability Access Services will administer and return all completed exams and/or quizzes to the instructors. At the request of the instructor, the exam or quiz will be emailed, faxed, inter-campus mailed, or picked up. The exams and quizzes (hard copy and scanned) will be shredded and deleted one week after the exam or quiz has been given. Under no circumstances will students be allowed to hand deliver or receive a copy of the exam or quiz without permission of the instructor.