Testing Sign-up

The Fall ’17 Semester Sign-ups are now available! There are TWO forms, be sure to select based on the date ranges!

*All Sign-ups are due in on December 1, 2017 at 4:30pm!*


  • ODS Academic Year Testing Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Be sure to sign-up at least 3 business days in advance (See above guide for information)!
    • Final Exams should be signed up for about 1 week from date!
    • ALL SIGN-UPS are due Friday, December 1st at 4:30 p.m.!
  • You should always take your exams at the same time as the class!
  • You should also discuss this with your instructor before signing off and submitting a testing request with ODS
  • If you need to cancel a request, please notify ODS by emailing odstestingsignup@syr.edu

This guide is for students with disabilities who are utilizing Testing Academic Adjustments. Our testing center hosts exams for instructors when arrangements cannot be made directly between the instructor and the student. This guide will walk you through the process needed to take exams at ODS. Have a question; call (315)-443-3606.

1. Informing Instructors

Students should inform instructors of their academic adjustments as early in the semester as possible. We suggest you make an appointment with instructors to discuss how academic adjustments are to be implemented. This means you must come prepared to the meeting with your faculty and be able to provide information for when there are schedule conflicts that prevent you from taking your exam at the time and date of the regular class time. If you cannot meet with instructors for any reason, please let the Office of Disability Services know so we may assist in any way with the process.

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2. Make Your Test Reservation

After you have met with your instructor and have agreed on a date and time you should be taking the exam, test, or quiz, use the electronic sign-up at least 3 business days prior to the exam, test, or quiz.

Timely notice is REQUIRED to receive academic adjustments (accommodations)!

Things to remember:

  • Request academic adjustments as needed for each exam.
  • The general rule to follow when there is a class conflict: Take the test 1 hour earlier to ensure you receive your full time academic adjustment.
  • Remind your professor to send the exam over to ODS a few days before you are scheduled to take it.
  • The Office of Disability Testing Services is open from 8:30 AM – 7 PM during the normal academic year Monday thru Thursday. Fridays we are only open until 4:30 PM. Please take these times into account when scheduling your academic adjustments. All exams must be completed by the office closing time. Please schedule accordingly.
  • ODS is open extended hours for finals exams from 8 AM, with the last exam being given at 5 PM.
  • ODS is open during the summer from 8 AM-4 PM.

It is important that you make end of the semester reservations due to limited space in the testing center. Without a reservation, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your specified time, date, or all of your preferences; however, we will make every attempt to ensure you are accommodated. All tests, quizzes and finals reservations must be submitted by the dates specified on by the ODS Testing Center each semester. Notification of these dates will be posted.

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3. Check-in

Check in for the exam at least
10 minutes prior to your start time
at 804 University Ave. Suite 303- Testing Center. Check in and sign in is required.

You will be asked to remove all jackets and any other item that is not approved for the test. Be prepared to show your phone to the proctor.

You will be asked to leave non-essential items in the lockers provided (including, but not limited to coat, backpack, and cell phone). In the testing room, you will be permitted only items that your instructor has authorized or your academic adjustments allow. You are also responsible for bringing materials required for the exam (e.g. calculator, ruler, and protractor).

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4. Taking Your Exam

In ODS Testing Rooms

  • All university exam policies are followed.
  • Please work quietly. A distraction-reduced setting is essential for all!
  • There is absolutely NO TALKING.
  • Food and drink are prohibited in the testing rooms.
  • Please refrain from wearing scented products (cologne, perfume, lotions, body spray, aftershave). Fragrances found in many of these items make those that have allergies, migraines, environmental sensitivities, and multiple chemical sensitivities sicker and unable to participate.

Most exams are timed. If a proctor asks to collect your exam, even if you are not yet finished, please hand it to the proctor promptly and courteously.

When you have completed your exam

Please return all exam materials to the proctor upon completion of the exam.

The proctor will document your check-out time. Please wait until the proctor informs you that all data has been entered before you leave.

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