I am not registered with OLR. How do I get testing accommodations?

The first step to arranging for test accommodations is to provide information about your disability and needs to OLR. Check out the section on the Interactive Accommodations Discussion or contact our office at 937-229-2066 (phone) or 937-229-2059 (TTY) to set up an appointment to discuss your documentation, eligibility and, if appropriate, possible accommodations.

You can also complete the "Initial Accommodation Request" via the link below. This only needs to be completed ONCE. If you have already addressed this information, you do not need to update the form unless you have a new condition or wish to share new information.

Complete the Initial Accommodation Request Form >>

What is the Accommodation Letter that my professor asked for??

What are my testing options if I only need extended time and distraction-reduced accommodations?

If you are found eligible for these academic accommodations, you should first submit and discuss your Accommodation Letter with your faculty. You and your faculty can identify a suitable space within the department area that will allow for distraction-reduced testing and extended time as outlined on your Accommodation Letter.

If no area is available to ensure these accommodations, make arrangements to take your test in the OLR Testing Office.   All tests to be taken in OLR must be scheduled online.

What are my test options if I need assistive technology?

How do I schedule test during the semester in OLR?

First, communicate with your professor to determine where accommodations can be addressed as many professors provide accommodations directly.  If your professor cannot address this, you can complete the on-line test request form to take your test in the OLR Testing Office located in Albert Emmanuel Room 002.

For tests to be taken in the OLR Testing Office:

  • Make a separate request for each test appointment.
  • All test appointments should be scheduled five (5) business days in advance; at a minimum, tests must be scheduled by 8:00 AM three (3) business days prior to each test.

    • Example 1: Monday tests must be scheduled by 8:00 AM on Wednesday
    • Example 2: Friday tests must be scheduled by 8:00 AM on Tuesday).
    • REMEMBER – neither your professor nor OLR are obligated to provide testing accommodations for requests made outside of the established timelines.

Scheduling Guidelines:

  • Schedule your test as close to your class time as possible.  If not possible you MUST speak with your professor and explain why.  Do not miss another class to take an exam.
  • When possible plan to complete your test during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM). Advanced after-hours arrangements can be made for special circumstances.

How do I schedule finals exams in OLR?

First, communicate with your professor to determine where accommodations can be addressed as many professors provide accommodations directly.  If your professor cannot address this, you can complete the on-line test request form to take your test with OLR.

For tests to be taken in with OLR :

  • Make a separate request for each final exam.
  • All final exams should be scheduled in advance.  Check the test scheduling page for the deadline date as this changes slightly each semester.  The deadlines is generally two weeks before the start of final exams.  REMEMBER – neither your professor nor OLR are obligated to provide testing accommodations for requests made outside of the established timelines.  Link to request a final exam: https://www.udayton.edu/ltc/learningresources/onlineforms/exams_final.php

Scheduling Guidelines:

  • OLR utilizes block scheduling starting at 9:00 AM (for final exams with a start time between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM) and 1:00 PM (for final exams with a start time is between 12:01 PM and 4:30 PM).
  • Schedule your final exam based on when your class is taking the exam e.g. morning or afternoon
  • Limited arrangements can be made for final exams that are SCHEDULED in the evening.

What if I need to change the date or time for a scheduled test?

What can I do if I forgot to schedule my test on time?

Neither OLR nor your faculty are obligated to provide academic accommodations if you fail to make the request in a timely fashion as outlined in the established guidelines. Your first step should be to speak with your faculty to determine if they are in agreement with provision of the accommodation given the late request and how they can accommodate your request.

If the faculty is in agreement, but you need to use OLR for administration of the test, you must communicate with OLR Staff via phone or face-to-face to determine if OLR can address your accommodation. If OLR can provide your accommodation, the student is responsible to secure written verification from the faculty that the late accommodations are approved AND to complete the on-line request form. This written verification must be provided to OLR ideally via e-mail to Disability Services. In addition, the student must work with the faculty to ensure the test is delivered to OLR.

If OLR is unable to accommodate the late request, the student is expected to take the test with their class or make other arrangements with the faculty.  If the student continues not to follow the posted guidelines, OLR reserves the right to decline future late test requests.

Can OLR provide accommodations on standardized testing?

OLR does not administer standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, OAE, LSAT, TOEFL, etc.); therefore, OLR cannot "provide" accommodations.

Should you need special accommodations for nationally standardized tests, you should contact the corresponding testing agency directly or refer to their web page to see the requirements for determination of eligibility for accommodations.

What if I have additional questions?