Testing Center

The DSP Testing Center at the University of Denver administers accommodated exams to students enrolled with DSP who have provided faculty members their Letters of Approved Accommodations (LOAA).

Law Students

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.

Testing Center Location and Contact Information

Driscoll Center South

Garden Level, Suite 22. Room 18

Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Email: dsp.testing@du.edu
Phone: 303-871-3241

Testing Center Hours

Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters

Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Summer Quarter

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

DSP Testing Policies and Procedures

Scheduling Exams at the DSP Testing Center

  • Sign-Up Deadlines

    Students should request all tests and exams at the beginning of each quarter to avoid missing sign-up deadlines.

    • Students must submit quiz and test requests at least five days in advance for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, and at least three days in advance for the Summer quarter.
    • For final exams that are scheduled during the University's final examination period, students must submit requests at least ten (10) days prior to the first day of the final examination period.
  • Arranging Testing Accommodations

    At the beginning of each quarter, or immediately upon receipt of an LOAA, students must:

    1. Log into the Accommodate Student Portal
    2. In the left navigation bar, select "Accommodation Details"
    3. Select "Send LOAA to Faculty" and follow the instructions

    Neither faculty members nor DSP is required to provide testing accommodations unless an LOAA has been delivered. Students should confirm with their instructors whether their approved testing accommodations will be administered by the instructor, department, or DSP Testing Center.

  • Scheduling Quizzes, Tests, Midterms, and Final Exams

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

    1. Log into the Accommodate Student Portal
    2. In the left navigation bar, select "Schedule a Quiz, Test or Final Exam"
    3. Scroll down and select "New Quiz, Test or Final Exam Request"
    4. Select the course for which you are scheduling the quiz, test, or exam
    5. Follow the instructions to submit your request and confirm that it appears in the "Pending Test Requests" section

    Exams must be scheduled for the same time the class is scheduled to take the exam. Any alternate day or time requests will require the instructor to email approval to dsp.testing@du.edu prior to the sign-up deadline. If the student signs up for a different day or time and DSP does not receive professor approval prior to the sign-up deadline, DSP reserves the right to reschedule the exam for the same time as the rest of the class.

    The student should only select the accommodations they plan to use for the test they are scheduling.

    After successfully scheduling a quiz, test, midterm, or exam, a confirmation email will automatically be sent to your DU email address. These emails sometimes end up in the spam or junk folders. If you don't receive an email confirmation, the booking should be considered unsuccessful.

    Students and instructors will automatically receive email reminders four and two days prior to scheduled tests, mid-terms, or quizzes, as well as eight and three days prior to scheduled final exams.

    When a student needs to cancel or has instructor approval to reschedule a scheduled exam, they are responsible for emailing dsp.testing@du.edu as soon as possible.

  • Late Sign-Up Process

    Students who fail to schedule an exam prior to the sign-up deadline may submit a late request form. The date and time of the exam must be the same as the rest of the class unless the student has a time conflict with another class, and the late request form must be approved and signed by the instructor. DSP must also receive email approval from the instructor at dsp@du.edu no later than two (2) business days prior to the scheduled exam time. Students may submit completed late request forms to dsp@du.edu or the DSP office.

    Although DSP will make reasonable efforts to review late test requests, it cannot be guaranteed. Upon approval, DSP will email a confirmation to both the student and the instructor. If no confirmation is received, the student must take the exam with the rest of the class.

    Students are limited to two late test requests per quarter. If a third late request form is submitted in a single quarter, the student may be required to meet with a DSP staff member for a review of the sign-up process. If a fifth late request form is submitted in a single quarter, DSP may refer the student to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (SRR) for noncompliance with the DU Honor Code and University policy.

  • Make-Up Exam Request

    For non-disability-related make-up exam requests, DSP will adhere to the instructor's course policy and procedures for the make-up exam. For disability-related makeup exam requests, students with Attendance Modification as an approved accommodation are responsible for communicating with the instructor and DSP to arrange the make-up exam.