Accessibility Services will provide accessible testing to students based on their disability.

Testing in the Accessibility Services Office (Centennial Campus)

Accessibility Services has testing rooms set up to provide accessible testing. These accommodations may include extended time, alternate light, breaks, etc. After meeting with a Disability Specialist, receiving testing accommodations for the semester, and returning your accommodation letter signed by your instructor(s) back to Accessibility Services, you need to follow these steps:

At Least 5 Business Days in Advance of Your Test/Quiz

  • Inform your instructor that you plan to take the test in Accessibility Services
  • Find out from your instructor when you will be allowed to take your test (e.g. not before or after a certain date range.)
  • Contact Accessibility Services to schedule your test. When you schedule, be sure to self-advocate by letting our staff know which testing accommodations you will use for that test.
  • Inform your instructor that you have scheduled, and let your instructor know to send the test to Accessibility Services.

On the Day of Your Test/Quiz

  • Go to Accessibility Services at your scheduled time
  • Be prepared with your own instructor-approved supplies (e.g. pencil, calculator)
    • If the instructor did not list the item as approved, you will not be able to use it.
    • Note: If you have a music or reader software accommodation and you scheduled to use it for your test, you must bring your own headphones/earbuds.
  • Provide a government-issued picture ID (e.g. driver's license or student ID)
  • Turn off and store all electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, iPads, smart watch) to staff during your check-in
  • Secure these items and your belongings in a locker provided in the Accessibility Services office
    • You will keep the locker key during your test
  • Staff will guide you to the desk where you will take your test/quiz

Due to the availability of space and time, students must schedule tests at least 5 business days in advance.

If the test will expire, the student is responsible for asking the instructor for an extension.

Test Integrity

  • Cell phones are prohibited in ALL Testing Center Rooms.
  • If unauthorized resources (e.g., electronics, notes, etc.) are found on your person or work area, testing will end and your instructor will be notified of the incident to determine further action.
  • Cheating is a violation of the PPCC Student Code of Conduct.
  • Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.

Testing in the Testing Center (Rampart Range-RR, Downtown Studio-DTSC, Centennial Campus)

Students may take their tests/quizzes at the Testing Centers rather than the Accessibility Services Office. Testing Centers are available at the Rampart Range Campus, Downtown Studio Campus, and Centennial Campus. If you choose to test in the Testing Center, you will only receive your extended time accommodation (based on the Testing Centers' hours of operation). If you have a reader software accommodation, the test may be taken at the Rampart Range Campus Testing Center or the Downtown Studio Campus Testing Center if at least 5 business days' notice is provided when scheduling. For hours of operation, visit the Testing Center website or call 502-3370. Procedures for testing at the Testing Center are as follows:

At Least 5 Business Days in Advance of Your Test/Quiz

  • Inform your instructor that you plan to take the test at the Testing Center. Indicate which campus.
  • Find out from your instructor the dates you are allowed to take your test (i.e. not before or after certain dates)
  • Contact Accessibility Services to schedule your test. We will help ensure it is ready. Also, be sure to let our staff know which campus Testing Center.
  • Inform your instructor that you have scheduled and to send the test to Accessibility Services. We will prepare your test and send it to the Testing Center.

On the Day of Your Test/Quiz

  • Go to your chosen Testing Center at your scheduled time
  • Be prepared with your own instructor-approved supplies (e.g. pencil, calculator)
    • If the instructor did not list the item as approved, you will not be able to use it.
    • Note: If you have a reader software accommodation and you scheduled to use it for your test, you must bring your own headphones/earbuds.
  • Provide a government-issued picture ID (e.g. driver's license or student ID)
  • Turn off and store all electronic and other personal items.
  • Testing Center will provide a locker. Testing Center will not allow hats, watches, or some other items.
  • Staff will direct you to where you will take your test/quiz.

Testing Online

If you have tests or quizzes that are online and are timed, remind your instructor to extend the testing time to reflect your accommodation.