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Testing Center (DRC)

The Testing Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Guerrieri Student Union, Rm 229 and is available to to students with disabilities with approved testing-related accommodations. Students with approved testing accommodations are advised of the following: (1) to discuss the implementation of their testing accommodations and receive approval from faculty prior to utilizing the Testing Center; (2) complete the student online test request form at least one week prior to each test/exam/quiz; (3) once the student completes their portion of the online test request form, faculty will receive email notification.

Exams must be scheduled to begin and end during DRC hours of operation (Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm). The DRC offers extended times for testing during final exam week ONLY.

Faculty may accommodate students directly. Generally, the DRC administers exams because faculty prefer

 the DRC to arrange accommodations. Since the most common accommodations are extended time and an environment somewhat free from frequent distractions, faculty often make arrangements themselves. Many students with disabilities require 50% to 100% time on examinations, as shown in the chart below..

Total Class Time Time and One Half (50%) Double Time (100%)
50 minutes 1 hour and 15 minutes 1 hour and 40 minutes
75 minutes 1 hour and 52 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
90 minutes 2 hours and 15 minutes 3 hours

Faculty Approval of the Online Test Request Form

At least five (5) business days before the test date, faculty should expect the student to make the request. The DRC informs students that they must make their request for testing accommodations in a timely manner or they may not have the opportunity to be accommodated for the exam.

Before approving any online test request forms, faculty should review the student’s current Memorandum of Accommodations. Once the student complete their portion of the form, faculty will receive an email from disabilitysupport@salisbury.edu .  

The Faculty Online Test Request Approval form acts as the last step of the process for a student requesting to use the Testing Center. When completing the form, faculty should review the following: (1) the accommodations the student plans to use (must be listed on the student’s Memorandum); (2) the time and date of the scheduled exam. Faculty should also advise the DRC of any approved materials, specific instructions, including how the exam will be delivered to the DRC and returned. We also ask faculty to provide contact information in the event the student has specific questions or concerns during the test/exam/quiz. Upon receipt of the e-mail, faculty should review the request, approve it (if appropriate) and submit the form electronically as soon as possible.

Upon approval of the student’s request, faculty should send tests to the DRC at least  1 business day in advance of test date. During finals, we ask faculty to send tests  3 business days in advance of the test date due to the high volume of tests during that time. 

Tests can be sent to the DRC via e-mail ( disabilitysupport@salisbury.edu ), fax (410) 543-6088, campus mail, or hand-delivered to the DRC (located on the 2 nd floor of the Guerrieri Student Union, Room 229).

Tests can be returned to faculty by the student (in a sealed envelope), email, fax, campus mail, or picked up in the DRC (during normal business hours).

The DRC-Testing Center is committed to providing a secure testing environment. All tests are proctored. Tests are secured in a locked office. All students are required to adhere to the Salisbury University’s Policy on Academic Integrity.