Testing Center

Our Testing Center administers accommodated exams to students enrolled with SDS who have provided faculty members their Letters of Approved Accommodations (LOAA).

Location, Hours, and Contact Information


Driscoll Center South

Garden Level, Suite 22. Room 18


Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters

Monday- Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. (Mountain Time)

Summer Quarter

Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Contact Us

Phone: 303-871-3034

SDS Testing Quick Links

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Policies and Procedures for SDS Testing

Arranging Testing Accommodations

To make a testing appointment on the Accommodate Student Portal, students must first send their LOAA’s to their professors (this needs to be done every quarter).

Watch this video to see how to send your LOAAs!

Scheduling Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exams

All requests to take quizzes, tests, midterms, and final exams at our Testing Center must be made prior to the sign-up deadlines.

Watch this video of creating a testing appointment!

Sign-Up Deadlines

  • If possible, students should request all quizzes, tests, midterms, and final exams at the beginning of each quarter to avoid missing the sign-up deadline.
  • Students must submit quiz, test, and exam requests at least five (5) calendar days in advance for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, and a least three (3) calendar days in advance for the Summer Quarter.
  • For final exams that are scheduled during the designated final exam period, students must submit requests at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the first day of the final exam period.

Late Sign-Up Process

If you have missed the deadline to sign up for an exam, you will not be able to make a testing appointment on the Accommodate Student Portal.

  1. Please reach out the SDS Testing Center via email with the following information:
    1. Your Name
    2. Course you have an exam in
    3. Date of your exam
    4. Time of your exam (must be the same start time as your class unless you have written approval from your professor saying otherwise)
  2. The SDS Testing Coordinator will make a reasonable effort to review your late test request, but approval cannot be guaranteed.
  3. Upon approval or denial, the SDS Testing Coordinator will send an email confirmation to both the student and the professor.
  4. If a student makes multiple late requests in a quarter, the student may be required to meet with an SDS staff member to review the exam sign-up process.

Make-Up Exam Requests

  • When a student misses an exam due to a non-disability-related situation, SDS will adhere to the professors course policy and procedures when considering the make-up exam request.
  • When a student misses an exam due to a disability-related issue, students with Attendance Modification as an approved accommodation are responsible for communicating with the professor and SDS to arrange the make-up exam.
  • SDS does not administer make-up exams for students without accommodations through SDS.

Law School Students

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Law School Students with Testing Accommodations

Please work with the Sturm College of Law (SCOL), Student Affairs office, and SCOL's Office of the Registrar to coordinate the implementation of testing accommodations.

How to Book a Testing Appointment

Step 1

If you prefer, you can a video of booking a testing appointment.

On the Accommodate homepage, select the option to “Schedule a Quiz, Test, or Final Exam.”

The accommodate portal. The schedule a quiz, test, or exam tab is selected.

Step 2

Once you have selected the “Schedule a Quiz, Test, or Final Exam” tab, scroll down and click the button that says “New Quiz, Test, or Final Exam Request.” 

On the scheduling page, the new quiz, test, or exam button is selected

Step 3

Once you have clicked the “New Quiz, Test, or Final Exam Request” button, you will be redirected to a page with a drop-down list. Select the course from the list that you want to request to take an exam in. (If you cannot find a course on this list, double check that you have sent your LOAAs to the professor of that course).

A drop down menu with courses listed

Step 4

Once you select the course, you will be prompted to enter a few details about the exam. When selecting the date of the exam, make sure to select the same date in both blocks. This way, you can make sure that you are scheduling your exam for the correct day. You do not need to change anything in the “Time of Exam” section – leave it as is!

On the scheduling screen,  the date of the exam is entered in the date box. There is an "X" over the time of the exam options, as you should leave them blank.

Step 5

If your exam is online, in the evening, or a Final exam, answer “Yes” when asked. Otherwise, answer “No” or leave the question blank. You do not need to select a building or a room – leave these both blank!

The test booking screen. The section with radio buttons to answer the question "is this exam being administered online or a final exam" is highlighted.

Step 6

Leave the “Day Class Meets” blank and select the option to “Check Availability.”

The testing portal page. The checkboxes for day class meets are crossed out.

Step 7

If you have entered the correct information in the previous steps, then a slot in the testing room will appear on the right-hand side with the same start time as your class. Click on the Testing Room (or Private Room) option.  (Note – If you are signing up for a final exam, make sure you sign up for same start time as your class).

The testing booking screen with the testing room option highlighted.

Step 8

After selecting the testing room, this pop-up will appear. Select the accommodations you need for the exam (most students leave all the boxes checked). 

If you have any messages for the testing center about the exam (i.e. you want to take it at a different time or have any other specific request), add a note to the “Notes/Additional information for DSP” section. Once you have done so, click the “Submit Request” button.

A pop up dialog that allows you to check the accommodations you wish to use on your test

Step 9

After you have completed this process, your request will show up in the “Pending Test Requests” column. Upon approval from the DSP Academic Testing Coordinator, the request will be moved to the “Approved Test Requests” column (this generally takes a few days to happen).

Testing confirmation screen that shows the details of your testing appointment