The Fred Smithers Centre for Student Accessibility

Saint Mary's University provides accessibility resources, services and accommodations for students registered with the Fred Smithers Centre for Student Accessibility. These supports are available to reduce possible barriers and help students achieve their academic and career goals.

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Important information regarding quiz, test and exam accommodations

The Fred Smithers Centre requires at least two (2) weeks notice for quizzes, tests, and midterms.  Two weeks notice means that requests must be submitted fourteen (14) days before the test date, and must be submitted no later than 4:00pm. Due to the volume of requests that we receive, late test requests may not be accepted.

Please use this Test and Exam Accommodation Request Form for all upcoming quizzes, tests and exams.

For New Students

  • Fill out our online application form.
  • If you don't have documentation, have the appropriate medical professional fill out our Disability Verification Form.
  • When the application form is received and approved, you will be contacted by email to schedule an Intake Meeting with one of our Accessibility Advisors.  

More information about the Fred Smithers Centre:

For all accessibility concerns or inquiries, please email