Accessibility Services offers reduced distraction exam proctoring for qualifying students* registered with Accessibility Services. Proctoring allows students to complete exams in a quiet environment while being proctored by a staff member. Proctoring requests are required to be initiated by the student registered with accessibility services.
Proctoring requests are checked at the beginning and end of each workday.
- Students must submit their request 3-5 workdays in advance. (For Example: If you have an exam on a Monday and is currently Tuesday it is important that you sign up no later than Wednesday.)
- Same-day test proctoring is not available due to the turnaround time.
- If you are 30 minutes late for your exam your exam will be rescheduled, unless communicated prior to your exam start time.
- Unauthorized materials, including bookbags, jackets, hats, water bottles, smart watches, cell phones and any other unauthorized electronic materials, are not allowed in the testing room. Students with specific electronic accommodations can use only their approved accommodations devices. All unauthorized materials will be left in the Office of Accessibility cubby, the OAS is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
- All exams will be scheduled between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. with the last exam starting at 3:00 p.m. (Alternative times will need to be scheduled in advance and are determined on case-by-case basis).
- Students are expected to adhere to the Honor Policy as stated in the student handbook. Any honor policy violation will be reported to the appropriate stakeholders.
All exams will be scanned back to your professor unless you use a scantron or blue book. Exams that require a blue book or a scantron will either be sent back to your professor or picked up from OAS. Please note that when you use the OAS for test proctoring your exam may not be graded with your peers’ exams; you may receive your grade before or after your peers. Students are encouraged to follow up with their professor regarding their grades.
If the student has a question regarding the exam content the Test Proctor will email the professor on the student’s behalf regarding their question. Please note that there is a chance that the professor will not answer by the end of the scheduled exam. The student will be responsible for following up with their professor if the professor does not respond by the end of their testing time.
Students are encouraged to register for final exam testing at the beginning of the semester. Final exam requests will be due the Monday of the Last full week of classes. Emails will be sent out to students with accommodation to remind them of this deadline. Students who miss this deadline can reach out to the OAS and are encouraged to reach out to their professors to provide them with an alternative testing location.
*Test proctoring services are only available to Oglethorpe University students.
Title III of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 dictates that an institution must make reasonable academic adjustments, provide auxiliary aids and/or services for those individuals with a qualified disability who self identify. To determine reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids and/or services, Student Success staff will seek current documentation of the student’s disorder/impairment, as well as, information from appropriate University personnel regarding essential standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. A reasonable academic adjustment is one that does not require a substantial change in the curriculum or alter any of the essential elements or functions of the course, program, service, or activity. Academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services are determined on a case-by-case basis and course-by-course basis.