Testing Accommodations

Testing Accommodations

Resources for Students

Modified/Proctoring Testing Accommodations

Modified/proctoring testing is overseen by the Health and Wellness Center’s Student Disability Resources. For details visit the Modified/Proctored Testing page on the Student Disability Resources site.

If you have received the accommodation of extended testing time (1.5x the regular period),

  • Schedule a private meeting with your professor.
  • Present your accommodations letter to your professor.
  • Discuss the testing accommodations stated in your accommodation letter.
  • Arrange with your professor when and where you will receive your extended time
  • Visit the Modified/Proctored Testing page and complete the online request form.

Resources for Faculty

Modified/Proctoring Testing Accommodations

Modified/proctoring testing accommodations are limited to students who have provided documentation noting the need for extended testing time (1.5 times the regular period) or other accommodations, including extended testing times longer than 1.5 times the regular period and testing using assistive technology, must be scheduled through Penn State Altoona Health and Wellness Center’s Student Disability Services. For details visit the Modified/Proctored Testing page on the Student Disability Resources site.

To facilitate the faculty in their efforts to accommodate students for extended time testing, E103 Smith – Testing Center may be scheduled. Extended time (1.5) testing ONLY options are:

  • The Penn State Altoona faculty member allows student/s to take the exam in the faculty member's office or another room on campus.
  • Faculty members may schedule E103 Smith for 1.5 extended time tests only. Note: This is for the room/space only and does not include a proctor. Please contact Victoria Hesser at vjh1@psu.edu or 814-949-5212 to schedule E103 Smith.
  • The Learning Resources Center does not proctor students that randomly appear in the Center and are taking a test.

World Campus Exams

Penn State Altoona’s Learning Resources Center offers World Campus proctoring services on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Appointment for 5 – 7 p.m. or 7 – 9 p.m. are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Students are to email Victoria Hesser at vjh1@psu.edu with course information and the dates exams are to be completed.