DSS Testing Information


Students with the accommodation of extended time and/or reduced distraction environment for tests should do the following.

  1. The accommodation process begins with the student and faculty/department. Every effort should be made to accommodate students at this level, particularly for basic accommodations such as extended time or reduced distraction testing environment.
  2. If faculty or departments are unable to provide accommodations, they should work with the student and Instructional Testing Services to refer the student to Instructional Testing Services for proctoring, as they would for other students who need exam proctoring. Requests for proctoring can be directed to Instructional Testing Services at 256.824.6725 or testing@uah.edu. Testing blocks are M-F 9:00 am and 1:00 pm in Wilson Hall, room 225.
  3. DSS will help administer exams for students that need more advanced accommodations such as assistive technology to access and respond to test content, interpreting/captioning, readers/scribes, etc. For students in upper division or highly technical courses, DSS may not have the content knowledge necessary to provide readers or scribes. The faculty or department may be asked to assist with this accommodation.


DSS Proctoring Procedure for Instructional Testing Services (ITS) 


  1. The student contacts ITS to schedule a date/time to test. Please note: ITS exams blocks are M-F 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Compliance with set testing helps to provide a reduced distraction environment.
  2. The student informs his/her instructor of the exam time with ITS.
  3. The instructor sends (testing@uah.edu) or delivers the exam to ITS (WIL 225) at least 24 hours prior to the student's scheduled appointment. The exam submission should include the Test Administration Instructions to ensure proper proctoring.

Late Arrival Policy:


  • Exams start at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday- Friday.
  • To reduce distractions during exam blocks, students are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment
  • Students who arrive after exams have started are considered late.
  • In the event a student is unable to arrive on time, he/she must contact the Instructor for rescheduling options.
  • A cumulative of 3 tardies and/or missed appointments during the semester will result in loss of testing privileges in Testing Services for the remaining of the semester. Should this occur, students will be referred back to the Instructor for the remaining of the semester.