Exam Accommodation Procedures

Legal Responsibilities

Federal law (Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) mandates that both the university and individual faculty members must provide appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities. Exam accommodations do not give the student an advantage, but do minimize the impact of a disability by providing students an equal chance to demonstrate mastery of information.

The DRC is designated by the university to verify, determine, and provide appropriate accommodations for qualified students. Instructors are not responsible for determining exam accommodations. They must comply with federal law by utilizing the DRC exam accommodation service or by providing the accommodation(s) independently to qualified students.

Instructors can verify student requests for exam accommodations through the DRC.