Alternative Testing Center (ATC)

The Alternative Testing Center (ATC) provides services to students who are registered through the Student Access & Resource Center (SAR Center). If you have registered with the SAR Center and are deemed eligible for accommodated testing you may take...

Alternative Testing Procedures

ATC Student Resource Guide

The ATC Student Resource Guide has all the information students need to know about testing with the ATC.


ATC Resource Guide for Students

ATC Faculty Resource Guide

The ATC Faculty Resource Guide provides step by step direction on how to use the instructor portal and guidance about important ATC policies and procedures.


ATC Resource Guide for Faculty

Scheduling per semester

Please schedule your exams for the whole semester via the SAR Center AIM Portal.

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Exam Scheduling Deadlines

Final Exams must be scheduled two weeks (14 days) before the Monday beginning the final exam week. Semester exams must be scheduled 3 business days in advance. Make-up exams must be scheduled 4 business days in advance. Quizzes require 1 business day advanced notice.

Class time

Exams will be administered as close to the class test date/time as possible with some flexibility due to scheduling conflicts or accommodation requirements.

Arrive on time

You are expected to arrive at the designated testing time.  Arriving 15 minutes or later may require the test to be rescheduled. THE ATC WILL NOT RE-SCHEDULE AN EXAM WITHOUT PROFESSOR'S WRITTEN APPROVAL.

Professors sending exams

Professors will send exams to the SAR Center at least 1 business day prior to the exam date to allow for format adjustments, enlarging font, or use of adaptive equipment to stay in compliance with ADA-supported accommodations. If exams are not received in time to efficiently provide the accommodation, the SAR Center will reschedule the exam as needed to remain in compliance.

electronic copy

Professors can upload exams using the link provided in the Testing Agreement. A link to the Testing Agreement appears in the Faculty Notification Letter (FNL) for each student. Professors should provide an electronic copy of their exam in a Word document (.doc) in case it needs any necessary adjustments for accommodation purposes.

Final exams

Final Exams must be scheduled two weeks (14 days) before the Monday beginning the final exam week.

Fall 2023 Deadline


Once you have submitted your request, you and your instructor will receive an e-mail notification about the request status.

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The Alternative Testing Center

For questions regarding scheduling exams at the ATC, please email us.

Testing accommodations may include:

  • Extended time
  • Quieter, separate location
  • Enlarged font
  • Use of a scribe
  • Use of adaptive equipment for tests

Adaptive Technology:

  • Audiobooks/Electronic Texts
  • Braille/Braille writer
  • Screen magnification software (ZoomText)
  • Voice recognition software (Dragon Naturally Speaking)
  • Text-to-speech software (Read & Write)