Extended Time on Exams/Quizzes

This accommodation constitutes “time and a half” (unless otherwise noted) based on standard exam time and applies to any test or quiz that is timed and takes place during the scheduled class time period. Instructors provide this accommodation by allowing a student the extended time directly before or immediately after a scheduled exam time, during office hours, or at any other mutually agreed upon time. The student is responsible for communicating with their instructor about the logistics of extended time for the particular course format. It is also the student’s responsibility to email the faculty member one week prior to an in-class test/quiz to determine arrangements for extended time testing.

Even if an instructor feels they are giving more time than necessary to the entire class, the student receiving the accommodation must still be given extended time beyond what the rest of the class is receiving.    

It may be easier to implement this accommodation by allowing the student to take the test in a separate room to reduce distraction and confusion with other students that may be coming and going during the examination period. If the student is taking their test/quiz remotely during the class period, they must adhere to the Honor Code when taking their extended time. 

If it is necessary to relocate the student in order to implement this accommodation, the new location should be as free as possible from distractions and in the same building that the test is being administered, in adherence to the Honor Code. The hallway is not an appropriate alternate testing environment. If the student and instructor cannot find a mutual time to administer the exam, please contact Disability Services for assistance.