Initiating Requests

At the Student ACCESS office (Bldg. 7, Rm. 302):

  1. Student submits documentation of disability to Student ACCESS. Documentation must verify that student possesses functional limitations which impede ability to take exams under routine conditions.
  2. Student signs Testing Accommodations Request Agreement form.
  3. Student completes Academic Accommodations Request Form and specifies need for testing accommodations.
  4. Student submits copy of class schedule.
  5. Student reviews guidelines for testing accommodations:
    1. Student must give testing memo to instructor.
    2. Student must notify the Student ACCESS Disabilities Specialist of type of accommodation, date, time and site of exam in advance of test date. For distraction-reduced room, student must notify Student ACCESS at least one week in advance.
    3. Student must abide by HCC Student Conduct Code regarding testing.

Filling Requests

The institution is responsible for selecting and administering tests that ensure results that reflect the student's aptitude or achievement level rather than reflecting the student's disability. Possible testing accommodations include but are not limited to the following:

Appropriate accommodations are determined on a case by case basis. Although students with disabilities are legally entitled to receive testing accommodations based on their disability, it is in no way suggested that different grading standards be applied.

February 12, 2016