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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 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

7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Thursday 

7:30 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  five 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 Monday of the week before 
Tuesday Tuesday of the week before 
Wednesday Wednesday of the week before 
Thursday Thursday of the week before 
Friday Friday of the week before 

Students must be registered with our office before they can request exams.  Exam requests must be submitted through the Alternative Testing Request Form.

  • Sign in with your IC username and password.

  • Select the Alternative Testing tab under My Accommodations on the left-hand side of the screen. 

  • Choose your class from the Select A Class dropdown.

  • Click on Schedule an Exam.

  • Scroll down to the Exam Detail section at the bottom of the page and enter the details of your exam (type, date, time, services and technology needed, and any additional notes for SAS).

  • Additional notes may include enlarged font size, type of seating needed, or any information SAS should know about your testing needs not included in the services and technology sections.

  • Click on Add Exam 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 five business days 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 

Testing Requirements

  • Students must renew their accommodations with SAS each semester.

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

  • Notes, notebooks, textbooks, or other resources are not allowed in the exam room unless your professor or SAS approves them. 

  • Coats and hats must be left with the proctor.

  • 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 by SAS or your professor.