special testing accommodations

Testing Services and Counseling & Disability Services have established guidelines for Special Testing Accommodations available to students with disabilities to meet obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  1. Students requesting special testing accommodations need to apply with Disability Services each semester. They are located in Dearmont Hall Wing B1. Special testing accommodations available include extended time, a solitary environment, use of computer/word processor, scribe and/or a reader.
  2. Instructors will be notified of students requiring test accommodations due to a disability through a memo from Disability Services. Testing Services will have a copy of each student's faculty notification memo on file in order to identify/verify what appropriate accommodations are necessary.  
  3. Faculty and students should discuss how testing accommodations will be provided with the student. If planning to use the resources of Testing Services, the student will need to call (573) 651-2836 to schedule an appointment.  The student is responsible for notifying their instructor of the appointment time and providing him/her with a Special Testing Accommodations form.  The instructor is responsible for completing their portion of the form and forwarding it, along with the exam, to Testing Services in time for the scheduled exam.  Copies of the Special Testing Accommodations form are available at Testing Services, or you can download the form below.  We can accept the form and exam by fax at 986-6032, by e-mail at testingservices@semo.edu, or by campus mail at MS 3970.  
  4. One-Week notice is required to guarantee accommodations for an exam.
  5. Students must take their exam at the same time as the rest of their class with the exception of evening classes.
  6. Student accommodations will be met to the greatest extent possible. Students are assured "sufficient" not "preferred" accommodations under Section 504 and the ADA Preferences are not guaranteed nor required. 
  7. All testing accommodations that are not provided by Testing Services should be requested through Disability Services.

Questions about these guidelines for testing of students with disabilities should be directed to Disability Services at (573) 651-5927 or Testing Services (573) 651-2836.

Download the Special Testing Accommodations Form


Kent Library Room 108
Testing Services
One University Plaza, MS 3970
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701