Testing Accommodation Policies and Procedures

Submitting request to take an exam at DSS

  • At least 3 days before the in-class exam, go to www.uidaho.edu, click on the “Testing Request” icon at the right-hand side of the page.  Fill out all areas of the form and click to submit the request.
  • The DSS Testing Office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. 
  • If your in-class exam occurs at a time outside of DSS Office hours please submit an Alternate Exam Time/Date Approval Form (See the section below titled “Requesting an alternate time or date to take the exam.”)

Final Exam requests must be submitted no later than Friday, December 5th.

  • DSS will be open extended hours during ¬≠Finals Week, see below:
    • Monday through Thursday 7:30am to 9:00pm
    • Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm

Requesting an alternate time or date to take the exam?

  • If you need to take an exam at an alternate date or time which does not overlap the in-class exam you must complete the following steps:
  1. Obtain a paper copy of the Alternate Exam Time/Date Approval Form from the DSS Testing Office or print a copy from the link located underneath the online Testing Request icon at the DSS Website
  2. Complete all areas of the form.
  3. Take the form to your instructor to obtain their signed approval of the requested time and/or date.
  4. Return the paper form to the DSS Office no less than 3 days before the date of the in-class exam.

Need to cancel or correct a submitted exam request?

  • Stop by the DSS Testing Office or email the Testing Coordinator at dsstesting@uidaho.edu if you need to cancel or make a correction to your testing request.

Arriving late to the exam

  • DSS has reserved testing space for you to take the exam.  If you arrive late to take the exam, you will only be given the time you have reserved.

Restroom Breaks

  • When taking a restroom break during your accommodated exam you must:
    • Take the exam to the Proctor so the exam is secured until you return.
    • The allotted time for the exam will not be altered so plan accordingly.

Questions:  If you have questions or concerns please contact Teresa Davi at dsstesting@uidaho.edu

All students must abide by Article II, Sections 1 through 4 of the University Of Idaho Student Code Of Conduct:

  • Article II—academic honesty.  [Section renumbered 8-07]
  • Cheating on classroom or outside assignments, examinations, or tests is a violation of this code.
  • Plagiarism, falsification of academic records, and the acquisition or use of test materials without faculty authorization are considered forms of academic dishonesty and, as such, are violations of this code.
  • Because academic honesty and integrity are core values at a university, the faculty finds that even one incident of academic dishonesty seriously and critically endangers the essential operation of the university and may merit expulsion.  [rev. 7-98]
  • The operation of UI requires the accuracy and protection of its records and documents.  To use, make, forge, print, reproduce, copy, alter, remove, or destroy any record, document, or identification used or maintained by UI violates this code when done with intent to defraud or misinform.