How will my testing accommodations be handled for the fall 2020 semester?

Due to COVID-19 and the Safe Return to Campus plan we have created the following policies and procedures. Please see the following:

  • Testing center will be available for students with assistive technology (i.e. CCTV for a paper-based exam; screen readers such as JAWS and RWG for electronic exams; and ZoomText as well for electronic based exams) accommodations, if you need a scribe/reader, or on a case by case basis based on the accommodations on your faculty contact sheets
  • Students who solely have the accommodation(s) extended time on exams/quizzes or reduced distraction environment will need to work with their professor in a collaborative process to determine how your testing accommodation will be provided. Professors are responsible for providing these accommodations during class or another time when your testing accommodations can be met. Disability Services can provide support during these conversations, if needed
  • Testing requests must be submitted at least 48 business hours before the exam/quiz is to take place
  • Testing requests will be done through Clockwork Online Test Booking (link on website). We will have the test proctoring form through Fall 2020 and discontinued after this semester. If you use this option the form needs to be emailed to dstests@gmu.edu or dropped off in the blue box outside SUB I Room 3313 48 hours before the exam
  • For pop quizzes professors will need to let us know 24 business hours before the pop quiz is to take place
  • With the limited space in the testing center there will be no walk-ins. We recommend that you work with your professor and ensure that the testing form has been submitted. Remember only students with assistive technology (i.e. CCTV for a paper-based exam; screen readers such as JAWS and RWG for electronic exams; and ZoomText for electronic based exams); scribe/reader; or on a case by case basis based on the accommodations on your faculty contact sheets are permitted to use the Disability Services Testing Center
  • There will be no walk-ins due to limited seating, as we are operating at 40% capacity
  • Bring limited belongings to the testing center, if possible

For more information, please review the Policies and Procedures Addendum (PDF). If you need assistance communicating with your professor please reach out to Disability Services Testing Center via email at dstests@gmu.edu, call 703-993-1708, or email your Disability Services specialist directly.