Providing Test and Exam Accommodations

Instructors, Scheduling & Examination Services (SES), and the CUOL Office share the responsibility for the provision of test/exam accommodations to students with disabilities at Carleton.

In-Class Tests and Midterms

In-class tests or midterms are those that are conducted within the classroom, or any tests that are NOT administered by Scheduling & Examination Services (SES), regardless of when they are held during the term. With the exception of some CUOL courses, instructors are responsible for providing accommodation for all in-class tests/exams.

  • McIntyre Exam Centre, operated by SES, is the main resource on campus to assist instructors with in-class test/exam accommodations.  The Exam Centre requires the instructor to submit a booking request with 2 weeks notice, subject to availability and booking criteria. The Exam Centre booking request form can be found under the Faculty section of Carleton Central.
  • Alternatively, Instructors may choose to make their own arrangements.

Formally Scheduled Examinations

Formally scheduled exams are mid-term, final, or deferred final examinations administered by Scheduling & Examination Services (SES) within the dates specified in the Carleton University Undergraduate Calendar. SES is responsible for making accommodation arrangements for all formally scheduled exams.

CUOL Midterm Examinations

The CUOL Office coordinates midterm accommodation arrangements for in-class, VOD, or television section of CUOL courses. Students requiring accommodations for their CUOL midterms must submit their “Request for Accommodation” to PMC at least 2 weeks before the first midterm exam. Compliance to this deadline is crucial in order to receive accommodations for their midterm exams.

For tests administered through cuLearn, instructors can add extra time for individual students with such accommodation by following the steps outlined on this web page:

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