Schedule Exams

Schedule exams through the DRC Student Portal

PDF icon Scheduling instructions for Fall 2019

 

Scheduling Expectations: 

 

Schedule exams at the same time as the class, unless:

  • you have made arrangements with your instructor,
  • you have an accommodation to test at a specific time of day,
  • you have a night class, in which case the exam must be scheduled within the Testing Center’s business hours (Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm, Friday: 8am-5pm)
  • To cancel an exam, please call or email the DRC Testing Center at drctest@umn.edu or (612) 624-1666.

Due to limited space and staffing, please schedule your exams online at least seven days in advance. 

Tip: Review all exam dates listed on your course syllabi. You can schedule exams according to the dates and times provided by your instructor.

 

Late schedules   

  • Requests made less than seven days prior to the exam date will be considered ‘late’, but can still be scheduled online. 
  • Requests for next-day exams need to be received by 12:00pm (noon) the day prior to the exam date.
  • If you schedule three exams late, you will need to meet with your access consultant and a Testing coordinator to identify strategies for ensuring future on-time scheduling. This meeting needs to happen before you will be able to schedule another exam in our center. This includes final exams.
  • After submitting a late request, the Student Portal will notify you of how many late schedules you have used
  • We are unlikely to be able to schedule same-day exam requests.
  • Please schedule your exams as far in advance as possible, as we need time to notify your instructor, receive the exam, and arrange appropriate testing space and other accommodations. 

 

Exam rescheduling:

You must request to reschedule and forward us instructor approval by 12:00pm (noon) the day prior to the desired exam date.

To reschedule an exam: 

  • Please do not create a new exam request.
  • You must obtain permission directly from your instructor: Send an email to your instructor that states the updated date and time and cc drctest@umn.edu on this correspondence. Please request that your instructor ‘reply all’ to approve the change.

 

Once your exam is rescheduled, we will send you an updated exam confirmation email. If you do not receive an update within 1-2 business days, call or email us to confirm that your exam is scheduled.

 

Scheduling final exams:

  • You must schedule your final exams with us by 6:00pm three days prior to the exam date.
  • We will send you a schedule of cut-off dates for exam requests several times throughout the semester and will post them in our lobby prior to finals week.
  • During finals week, we create additional testing space at the Graduate Hotel. You will receive a location notification the day before your scheduled exam date. If you have any questions or concerns about the possibility of testing at The Graduate Hotel during finals week, please contact your access consultant to discuss your concerns.

 

Please Note Before Scheduling in the DRC:

 

Explore the exam formats that will be utilized by each of your courses every semester. 

  • We cannot routinely administer exams requiring the remote proctoring software, Proctorio.
  • You should discuss a plan with your access consultant about how you will take any exams given through Canvas and using Proctorio. Consider these options:
    • Arrange an alternative space for testing (not in the DRC)
    • Communicate with your instructor to ensure you receive your full accommodation time for online exams.

 

If you are in a course that requires partner or group exams and/or quizzes: 

  • Address this with your access consultant as soon as you know.
  • Talk with your instructor. Partner or group exams can often be accommodated within the department.