Exam Accommodations

Accommodations available

Please note, the term exam is used to be inclusive of all tests, quizzes, midterms, and final exams. Exam accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • extended time for exams (for traditionally timed tests)
  • reduced distraction testing environment
  • reader or scribe

administering accommodations in the classroom

A student may take their exam in the classroom with accommodations, and we ask that instructors make the necessary arrangements in order to accommodate the student. For example, a reduced distraction environment (i.e. your office, an empty classroom, etc.) may need to be identified for a student, or instructors may need to make scheduling arrangements in order to provide extended time for the exam. In some cases, instructors may need to determine with the student an alternative exam/quiz date and/or time in which you, as the instructor, is available to answer any questions the student may have during the exam. 

SAS testing center

If instructors are not able to provide the testing accommodations the student is eligible for, the student may be referred to SAS for those accommodations, and/or it may be necessary for the instructor to consult with SAS regarding other possible solutions. The SAS office works with instructors to provide an alternative testing location that ensures integrity of the classroom testing environment as closely as possible.

Any incidents of improper test taking, as defined by the University’s Policy on Student Cheating and Plagiarism, will be handled as if the incident occurred in the classroom. 

SAS Testing Hours: Monday - Friday - 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  Finals week: Monday - Friday - 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

Please note, testing is not available at SAS when the university is not in session which includes campus closures, holidays, fall break, spring break, winter break, etc.


If the student is taking an exam in the SAS office, you are responsible for sending a copy of the exam to SAS at least 24 hours prior to the exam date. You should complete the Exam Instruction Form for all exams and attach an electronic copy of the exam. If your exam is online, you should complete the Exam Instruction Form and include all information needed for the student to take the exam. You can select your preferred return method on the form. You or a designee can pick up the exam from SAS (University Library Suite 100), or SAS can scan and email the completed exam to the your Kent State email address. 

How to provide extended time through blackboard learn

Please review the "Tests with Extended Time" tutorial, created by the Blackboard Learn support team, for step-by-step instructions on extending time for exams in Blackboard Learn.