1. How to Make an appointment
  2. Student Responsibilities 
  3. Deadlines and Procedures
  4. Important Dates and Deadlines

Looking for a step-by-step on how to get started with your accommodations, services, and resources? You’re in the right place!

How to Make an appointment

  • Call or email our front desk, 613-520-6608 or pmc@carleton.ca, or by stop by the department at 501 University Centre if you are on-campus. Please note that an appointment is required in order to speak with a PMC Coordinator. If you use ASL, you can register at SRV Canada, a free video relay service (srvcanadavrs.ca).
  • Ask your PMC Coordinator about our individualized supports, including Learning Strategists, Counselling Interns, and Assistive Technology.

Student Responsibilities 

In order to make the most of what PMC offers, these are the things we’ll need from you:

  • Each term, attend the first (1st) week of classes to confirm dates and formats of tests and exams(e.g. short answer, multiple-choice).
  • Meet with your PMC Coordinator to customize and email your Letters of Accommodation (LoAs) to your instructors. You are copied on these emails: be sure to review them later to make sure they are correct. You only have to send your LoAs once each term. (In future, you may be able to request accommodations online.)
  • Follow up with your instructors to discuss accommodation needs and ensure they make a booking in the McIntyre Exam Centre during the term.
  • If your needs change, follow up with your PMC Coordinator.
  • Meet deadlines, which differ by type of test or exam (see below).
  • Monitor your Cmail inbox for important messages from the PMC.

Deadlines and Procedures

Accommodations need only be requested once per course, however, the request should be made with sufficient time before any test/exam.

  • In-class tests and exams:  During the regular term, request accommodations as early as possible, because your instructors have to book in-class tests and exams in the McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC) no later than 2 weeks in advance, using an online link sent with your LoAs.
  • Midterm exams in CUOL classes: This includes the in-class sections recorded for CUOL. You must request accommodations no later than 2 weeks in advance. Locations and start times will be emailed to you within one week of your test. If not, email your PMC Coordinator.
  • Formal exams: if you have not already requested accommodations for a course earlier in the term, the deadline to make requests in time for the formal final exam period is posted here. Your personalized exam schedule, available in Carleton Central, will initially display exam information for the class. One week before the start of exam period the exam schedules will be updated to reflect individual accommodation arrangements.

McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC) is operated by Scheduling and Exam Services, not the PMC. There are 2 MEC rooms:  133 UC – Unicentre Building, and 124 PA – Paterson Hall.  MEC staff will email your Cmail account to confirm a booking for an in-class test or exam within one week of your test. If not, email your PMC Coordinator. If you decide to write a test without accommodations in your classroom, please cancel and free up a space for someone else.

  • MEC Guidelines:
    • Arrive no later than 15 minutes before the test start time.
    • MEC staff cannot change accommodations.

For more about MEC, please see https://carleton.ca/ses/mcintyre-exam-centre/student-information/

If you are able to request accommodations online:

  1. Log into Carleton Central
  2. Click on myPMC under “Other Services”
  3. Follow the prompts

PMC Coordinator Drop-ins: drop-in appointments are current not being offered due to the covid-19 pandemic and public health guidelines and recommendations. Contact the front desk to make an appointment to speak with your PMC Coordinator.

Accessible Career Transitions (ACT): Meet with a specialized Career Services consultant to work on finding employment and career planning: www.carleton.ca/career/act.

ACT to Employ (formerly CUAEL): Placement employment opportunities to obtain practical and relevant experience while completing your university degree: www.carleton.ca/act/students/.

Important Dates and Deadlines

the Registrar’s Dates and Deadlines