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Alternative Testing Information for Faculty

Alternative Testing Information for Faculty 

About Alternative Testing

The Office of Specialized Services (OSS) is available to consult with faculty regarding guidance for accommodating exams for specific students in a remote environment; please contact the student’s OSS Counselor, or e-mail to connect with an Alternative Testing staff member.

Fall/Spring 2023-24: Instructors should have received an electronic copy of their students’ accommodations. It includes the link for the Faculty Alternative Testing Agreement. Instructors may consult the student’s OSS counselor or Alternative Testing staff to discuss how they might accommodate alternative testing arrangements in a remote environment. For in-person courses with on campus exams, proctoring assistance will be available through the Alternative Testing staff at OSS. OSS students will submit an exam reservation through OSSOnline no later than 7 days before a scheduled exam. Please refer to the Alternative Testing section of our website for more information.

Instructor Portal: Instructors will have access to a new feature of OSSOnline – the Instructor Portal.  Within the portal, you will be able to view any requested Academic Accommodations for your course(s) and areas pertaining to Alternative Testing including the Faculty Alternative Testing Agreement, exam reservations and more.  Please refer to the OSSOnline Instructor Portal Information page for further guidance and updates on the portal.

Alternative Testing for Faculty: the Process

Step #1: OSS Student Requests Exam Accommodations for Your Course

Each semester, OSS students connect with their OSS Counselor to request the accommodations they are eligible for and would like to use, based on their understanding of the course requirements.

Step #2: Faculty Receive an E-mail from the Student's OSS Counselor

When a student requests these accommodations each semester, their OSS Counselor sends you an e-mail which details these accommodations.

Step #3: OSS Student Connects with Faculty to Discuss Accommodations

Every semester, OSS students sign a student testing agreement to make exam reservation no later than 3 days before a scheduled exam (excluding holidays), and 5 days before final exams. Students are directed to contact you for every exam they need accommodations with you, and to follow your protocol during remote instruction.

Step #4: Faculty and Students May Contact OSS for Guidance on Alternative Testing Support

Faculty should contact Alternative Testing Staff if they have questions about how to best accommodate an exam for a student with alternative testing accommodations.

Alternative Testing for Faculty: Resources 

Alternative Testing (Contact Info. & Hours of Operation)

Location: C-Wing, Room 205
Email: (the best way to reach us!)
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Laurel Testing Center (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Location: Laurel Hall, First Floor


We want to help! For support or answers to your Alternative Testing questions, please contact us via We respond during business hours, and will get back to you right away! 



Location: C-Wing, Room 205
Email: (the best way to reach us!)