Testing Accommodations

Test Accommodations

Testing accommodations are modifications to the testing conditions for students with hearing, visual, motor limitations or those who have learning, cognitive, or psychological disabilities that significantly affect the ability to demonstrate their mastery of course material under normal testing conditions. Please contact the DSO if you have difficulty arranging for your testing accommodations.

Making Arrangements for Testing Accommodations (each semester)
  1. Provide your accommodation letters from the DSO and discuss your testing accommodations with each of your professors as early in the semester as possible (what, how, where, when). The DSO encourages you to deliver your accommodation letters at the beginning of the semester during your professor's office hours.  If your professor is unable to provide the necessary accommodations, he or she may ask you to utilize the DSO Testing Center.

  2. If your professor requests that you take your tests in the DSO Testing Center, you must make a reservation by completing the DSO Testing Form in myKU (click on Student Center Tab, click on the "Other academic" drop-down menu, select DSO Testing  Form) at least 3 school days before each test.  

  3. Email your professor at least 3 days before each test to ensure that your test accommodations are in place. Please be aware that if you do not notify your professor in advance of each exam, you may not be able to utilize your accommodations.

  4. The Test Center hours are 8-4:30 pm Monday-Friday  All tests must be taken during your scheduled class time, in one testing session, unless written permission is provided by the professor.  Please work with your professors, if needed, to adjust your test start time in order to finish your test session by 4:30 pm.

  5. Student ID or photo identification is required when you check into the DSO Testing Center. Students are required to turn in cell phones and/or any wearable technology (i.e. smartwatch) prior to testing. If any unapproved items are discovered in the testing room, the item(s) will be removed immediately and your professor will be notified.

  6. Students who are approved for extended test time will also be approved for early registration (in subsequent semesters) in order to help arrange your class schedule to accommodate the extra time for test administration. Please try to schedule your courses with breaks between each class to make test scheduling easier. 

The DSO Testing Center

The DSO Testing Center (Location: 205 Stratton Admin Center Phone: 484-646-5945) administers exams with faculty approval for students who have testing accommodations. The DSO Testing Center has eight individual testing rooms and a small group testing area with an additional five desks.  All testing areas are monitored by camera.  

Additional rooms and proctors are scheduled during high volume testing periods and final exams.