Fred Smithers Centre

Test and Exam Accommodations

Some students with disabilities may require specific accommodations when writing tests and exams. Arrangements can be made if a student requires extra time, the use of technology, the reading and/or scribing of an exam, or other disability-related accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student to discuss these accommodations with a centre counsellor at the beginning of each academic semester as they pertain to each course. Students are responsible to request an accommodation letter from their counsellor for each instructor when accommodations are requested in their course.

Midterm Exams/Tests

It is your responsibility to arrange your accommodations for in-class tests and midterms. A separate request form must be filled out for each test/exam.

The test/examination request form can be found at the centre, or the form can be completed online.

These forms are to be submitted to the centre staff, not directly to your professor. The centre requires at least one week's notice for tests and midterms.

Final Exams

Students must make arrangements for final exam accommodations through the Fred Smither Centre once the final exam schedule is posted by the Registrar's office.

Final exam requests for Fall semester must be submitted no later than November 15.

Final exams for Winter semester must be submitted no later than March 15

The test/examination request form can be found at the centre, or the form can be completed online. These must be submitted to centre staff and not directly to your professor.

Online Exams

If you are taking a course with online tests or exams make sure you contact your counsellor at the beginning of term to notify your professor of your accommodations.

Computer Use for Exams

Some students need to use a computer for tests and exams as part of their accommodation plan. This request must be supported by your documentation and should be indicated on your test request form.