Testing accommodations are the most frequently utilized accommodations by all students with disabilities. This type of testing allows the student to accurately demonstrate their knowledge and achievement as opposed to measuring the impact of a particular disability.
Monday and Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-noon (one Saturday per month. Please call for schedule).
* subject to change without notice
Accuplacer, the college's placement test, is an untimed, computer-based exam. Therefore, students who only require extended testing time for exams, can complete this test without needing to register with the DSS office. If, however, additional accommodations are required beyond extended time, all new students are encouraged to contact the DSS office at (815) 921-2371 prior to scheduling their placement test.
Testing with Accommodations
Testing/Exam Accommodations available to students with disabilities may include:
Providing testing services for students with disabilities requires careful scheduling of both the professional staff and the physical space available in the Testing Center. Therefore, the following guidelines have been established for enrolled students requesting testing accommodations.
A scheduled testing appointment is required for students using any of the following accommodations:
Testing appointments are scheduled through the Testing Center at least three days in advance of a test (via phone, e-mail, or personal visit). Students should be prepared to indicate the test date, time, course name and instructor name. Students are advised to confirm their appointment with the Testing Center and verify test delivery with their instructor one day prior to the test via phone, email, or personal visit.
Preferred hours for scheduled tests are 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Monday through Friday or other times by arrangement. Please contact the Testing Center staff at (815) 921-2380 regarding any questions or concerns relating to testing with accommodations.