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OSD Exam Accommodations

Psychology Department Standard Practices 

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) promotes and facilitates educational access for students with disabilities. Each year, they serve about 1,000 students with various permanent or temporary documented disabilities. Students registered with OSD may be eligible for accommodations for course exams (midterms, quizzes, final exams). The department adheres to the OSD Authorization For Accommodation (AFA) letters and Academic Senate policy when making accommodations.

Please note that OSD accommodations are not retroactive. Additionally, to ensure that accommodations can be made, students must coordinate exam accommodations with their instructional team at least 72 business hours in advance of an exam. Otherwise, accommodations may not be guaranteed. This also includes cases when a student's AFA letter is not received by the instructional team until right before the scheduled exam date. To prevent such issues, please begin working with your OSD Specialist early in the quarter to have your AFA letter processed in a timely manner. 

Unless told otherwise, Psychology students with exam accommodations on their AFA letter will be scheduling their accommodated in-person exams directly with the Triton Testing Center (TTC). To get started, you must fill out a TTC student registration form. Once the TTC has approved and created your account, you will be able to log in to their system to confirm your accommodations and schedule your tests within the parameters (e.g., testing window) provided by your instructor. Please do this as soon as possible to secure your accommodations.

To receive your exam accommodations, you will need to sign up to take your exam at least 3 business days prior to your exam to ensure the TTC can secure adequate staffing and provide everything you need for your accommodations. We recommend that you sign up for your exams as soon as possible to secure your seats at the TTC for all your exam dates. You may begin the sign up process to take your scheduled exams with the TTC once you know your exam dates. You are able to find all your exam dates for the quarter on the syllabus you receive at the beginning of the course. You can find more information about the TTC and their process on the Triton Testing Center website. If your accommodations require a Scribe or Reader, then you will work with your instructional team to provide this accommodation.

If you forget to sign up for your exam and the TTC is full, you will need to work with your instructional team to see if you can still receive your accommodations. However, it is not guaranteed that you would receive your accommodations at this point since you did not request your accommodations in a timely manner. The Psychology Office is also able to support exam accommodations when the TTC is full and the instructional team is not able to provide accomodations, but we require at least a 5 business day notice to ensure appropiate coverage. The instructional team should reach out to to schedule these exams within our office operating times of 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. We will still consider requests submitted beyond the required 5 business day notice, however, it is not guaranteed due to possible space and coverage limitations.



Please note: OSD exam accommodations are only for in-person exams. If your class is remote, you will be working with the instructional team for your exam accommodations. All rescheduled exams will also be made through the TTC. 

If you are requesting a rescheduled exam (not OSD exam accommodations), please work with your course instructor or the TTC. The Psychology Student Affairs Office does not handle rescheduled exam requests.

Triton Testing Center contact information:

Student Affairs

Undergraduate Advising:
Shey Andrada, Departmental OSD Liaison

Graduate Coordinator:
Janice Feng

Student Affairs Manager:
Samantha Llanos

Student Services Office:
1533 Mandler Hall
Phone: 858.534.3001
Fax: 858.534.2324

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