How to Use Test Accommodations

  • Students meet with a Disability Specialist at the beginning of each semester to create a Letter of Accommodation (LOA) and get Test Accommodation Forms.
  • We then email a copy of the LOA to each assigned faculty member.
  • Discuss with each faculty member your plan to implement the test accommodations for their course.
  • Bring your completed Test Accommodation Form to our office located at 258 Kirby Student Center at least 3 working days before the first exam in that class. Late requests for accommodated exams cannot be guaranteed.
  • On test day, go directly to the Disability Resources office to take your exam.
  • Note: If a professor and student make arrangements for accommodated testing in the department/classroom, it's not necessary for the student to return the Test Accommodations Form to our office.

Test Changes or Cancellations

  • Students must make all changes at least one 1 business day before the exam date. 
  • Paper copies of the Test Change Request form are available at our office.
  • Changes or cancellations can also be made online using the Test Change Request.

Student Expectations

  • All students are expected to abide by the academic integrity section of UMD's conduct code which is total honesty and integrity.
  • No cell phones, backpacks, watches etc. will be allowed in the testing rooms.
  • Rooms are checked randomly.
  • Test Schedules: Our official testing schedule is now accessed via Student Portal. We will no longer be using a paper schedule outside our office. Please check your Student Portal to confirm or adjust testing times. If you arrive at the incorrect time, we may no longer be able to proctor your exam and will refer you to work with your instructor to request exam proctoring with them.