Testing Accommodation Policy
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
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.
Register with Disability Access
Services at the beginning of every semester.
each instructor and teaching assistant of your registration with
Disability Access Services and your specific accommodations (through
the notification memo that our office provides to you). Note: You
do not have to disclose the details of your disability.
These guidelines apply to all students using testing accommodations,
including students taking exams at the Campus Testing Center.
extended time, or other eligible testing accommodations, have a few
options for testing. Students have the option of testing in the Campus Testing
Center (412 SSB) or in the Disability Access Services office (144 MSC). Students should discuss with their professors their preference for a
testing location so that they can schedule exam appointments well in
advance and in environments free of distractions.
Exams must be scheduled with DAS at
least 7 working days prior to the exam date. You may do this in
person, over the phone, or via email.
Disability Access Services office is open from 8am-5pm. Exams must
be completed by 5pm, unless alternative arrangements are made. The
DAS office will have extended hours during midterms and final exam
weeks. If you need to schedule an exam that ends after 5pm, please
contact the Campus Testing Center at 516-6396.
Testing Forms should be given to your professors 3-5 days before the
you have concerns about getting the test forms in on time, please
contact DAS so that we can assist you.
is your responsibility to ensure that each Adaptive Examination
Request Form is filled out correctly and timely. If any changes need
to be made to any form that has already been turned in to our
office, the testing coordinator must be notified by the instructor
to make the necessary change(s).
Exams, Midterms, and Quizzes
All Finals Exam forms are due in
the Disability Access Services before Thanksgiving break for the
fall semester and before Spring Break for the spring semester. Forms
turned in after these dates will not be accommodated!
and in-class writing assignments present challenges due to short
notice. It is important that you make your instructors aware of
testing policies and the necessary advance notice. Arrangements with
your instructors should be made accordingly. If a course requires
repetitive quizzing and you take these quizzes with DAS, you may
fill out one test form with the date left blank and our office will
make copies of that form and enter the subsequent dates.
All exams are administered by
Disability Access Services during the class time. Any variations
must first be approved by the professor and then coordinated with
your instructor has arranged for you to pick up the test prior to
your test time, make sure it is in a sealed envelope with the
instructor's signature across the seal.
are responsible for providing pencils, pens, calculator, Blue Book,
or other materials necessary for the exam. DAS will not provide
these items unless it is a documented accommodation. All materials
will be inspected thoroughly by the DAS before the exam begins. Only
materials checked on the Adaptive Examination Request Form will be
allowed in the testing room.
Tardiness for an adaptive exam will
be treated as tardiness for a regular exam. The time will be
deducted from the allotted test time. Student arriving over 30
minutes late will have to reschedule the exam (at the professor’s
extensions may not be used for study or review.
If the instructor allows you to
reschedule an exam, please contact DAS to request assistance.
Make-up exams should be completed within 24-48 hours of the original
exam, unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this case, you
may be required to provide documentation to justify an extension.
you are scheduled to take an exam through DAS and then decide to
take the test with the class, please
call our office to cancel before the test time.
you are taking your exam at DAS and the exam room becomes
unacceptable for any reason, such as a noise disturbance, etc.,
please inform the testing coordinator as soon as possible. Do
not wait until after the exam is completed!
For further guidelines, please
review the Adaptive Testing Request Form available in the Office of
Disability Access Services.
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
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.
no circumstances will students be allowed to hand deliver or receive
a copy of the exam or quiz without permission of the instructor.