Requesting an Exam with SAS

On this page students can find information and a step-by-step guide on how to request an exam with SAS. Other relevant information on this page includes SAS’s testing center hours, requirements for taking your exam at the testing center, and test scheduling deadlines for students. If you have additional questions, please contact tests@ithaca.edu.

Testing Center Hours

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Thursday 

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Fridays 

Please schedule your exams to fall within these hours, calculate extended time to ensure your exam does not fall past closing time. 

These hours will change for final exam week! 

Due to the high volume of testing, SAS requires at least three business days’ notice for exams.  The following chart will assist you in determining test scheduling deadlines.  Please note that weekends and holidays are not business days.

If you have a test on:  You must schedule by: 
Monday Wednesday of the week before 
Tuesday Thursday of the week before 
Wednesday Friday of the week before 
Thursday Monday of the same week 
Friday Tuesday of the same week 

Students must be registered with our office before they can request exams.  Exam requests must be submitted using the Test Accommodation Request Form.  

  • Enter your Student ID or your first and last name 

  • Class Selection 

    • Choose the current term from the Choose A Term dropdown 

  • Choose A Class 

    • Select the appropriate class from the dropdown menu 

  • Exam Information 

    • Is this a final exam during finals week? Select Yes or No 

    • Select a Test Date – Enter the date you will sit for the exam (may be different than class time) 

    • Select Test Time – Enter the time you will sit for the exam (may be different than class time) 

  • Test Accommodations 

    • Select the accommodations you will need for the test 

  • Comments 

    • Enter information you wish to share with SAS or your professor 

  • Submit 

    • Click Submit to complete your request. 

You will receive an email confirming your request was submitted but your professor still needs to approve the exam request.  Once approved you will receive an email from SAS the day before your exam, indicating where your test will take place. 

Students must communicate when this accommodation is needed so that faculty, the student, and SAS can work together on an alternate time that does not detract from the course objective and fits scheduling needs. Tests must be made up within a reasonable timeframe or the alternate time accommodation may be nullified.  

  • Requests that fall outside of standard testing accommodations should be emailed to SAS testing staff at tests@ithaca.edu before your exam date. 

  • Requests must relate specifically to your accommodation needs.  These may include:   

    • Non-fluorescent lighting in test room 

    • Access to tables instead of tablet arm chairs 

    • Use of a magnifier 

Testing Requirements

  • Students are required to show their student ID before taking an exam. 

  • Cellphones, Smart Watches, and all other electronic devices are not allowed in the exam room.  Please place these items in your backpack and leave it with the proctor. 

  • Please arrive on time for your exam.  SAS adheres to the exam time approved by your professor, so we cannot start your exam early.  If you are late to an exam, your original end time will not change. 

  • Exams taken on computers are monitored remotely by SAS staff.  Do not access the Internet or other resources during your exam unless permission is granted.