ODS Administering Exams with Accommodations

The following is a timeline of how exam requests are received and handled by the Office of Disability Services (ODS). It includes the student and professor responsibilities.

  1. The student submits the Exam Request Form no less than 5 business days (excluding holidays and weekends) before the scheduled date of the exam.
  2. The professor will submit their exam to ODS, no less than 1 business day before the exam through our online submission form, or by dropping it off to our office location. When submitting the exam, be sure to include a contact number in case there are questions, and that all instructions relating to the exam are included on the form.
  3. Both the student and professor will receive a confirmation email of the arrangements made by our office. They should review the information for accuracy and notify the office immediately if any changes need to be made. It is important to check your email regularly for correspondence from the ODS office.
  4. The student will read the policies regarding testing at ODS, and arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of the exam.
  5. Once completed, the office will return the exam to the professor either by email or having the professor's representative pick it up from our office.

A note about time conflicts: If receiving extended time on an exam will cause a time conflict with another class, you must notify your professor as soon as possible so they can work with you on making appropriate arrangements.

If you need to reschedule an exam with ODS, for example if your in-class exam has been postponed, please contact the office at proctor@echo.rutgers.edu.