Accommodative Testing

Schedule for Testing

Please contact our Front Desk to schedule your test. You can call or come in person to get your accommodative exam scheduled. If you are deaf or have a communication disability please feel free to email us.

If you are having difficulty connecting with our Front Desk, you can set up a time in which we will call you. Click on the 'Schedule An Appointment' button and in the 2nd step of registering select "Schedule to Speak with an Employee".  We will be able to call you at the specific time to help you then.


Accommodative Testing Policies & Procedures

Accommodative Guidelines

Testing accommodations can be provided for a student with documented disabilities by the UVU Office of Accessibility Services. To coordinate testing arrangements with the Accommodative Testing Center, students and faculty are required to arrange the following:

Exam Notification

Faculty members are encouraged to provide students with sufficient notice of exam dates.


Students need schedule at least 24 business hours in advance.

Student’s first appointment for the semester can only be set after being approved for Accommodations by the Office of Accessibility Services.

For scheduling, please come into our office or call the Proctor Exam Center at (801) 863-7095. If deaf or have a communication disability please emails at [email protected] or call 


Exam Drop Off

It is the faculty’s responsibility to have the exam provided to UVU Testing Services 24 hours prior to the student’s scheduled test time. At the time of submission, faculty must indicate the name of the student and what testing aids are permitted to the student, if any. Instructors are to contact [email protected] for exam submission process and questions.

Testing Day

Students should arrive at the Accommodative Testing Center at least 10 minutes before their appointment. Students are not allowed to bring any testing materials into the testing room except testing aids approved by their instructor. After a student has completed an exam, all test materials, testing aids, and scratch papers will be collected. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, your room reservation may be reassigned and you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

Return of Completed Exam

Faculty members are required to pick up the completed paper exams as soon as possible.

Policies & Procedures

All appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We cannot accommodate students who call to schedule the same day as their exam. 

No studying will be permitted in the testing rooms. Every student must come prepared to take their tests. We do not have room or time vacancies to allow students to study prior to taking their exams.

You will only be allowed the testing accommodations approved from your OAS counselor specified in your letter. This includes food or drink in the testing room.

You must supply your own testing materials. Please be prepared ahead of time with all necessary materials. We do not always have the resources to accommodate students with testing supplies. Based on availability, calculators can be loaned to students. Pencils can be loaned to students at the Testing Center.

If you are unable to keep an appointment please inform us as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to call or come in to reschedule/cancel your appointment.

If you are 15 minutes late or more, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.

It is your responsibility to know the when your test is being given. If your instructor is giving the test in class, be sure to inform them that they need to bring your test to WS-101 prior to your scheduled appointment.

Make sure to turn off all electronic devices before locking up your belongings in the testing room. Cell phones, tablets, smart devices, electronic devices, backpacks, notes, books, calculators, or cue sheets are not allowed in the room unless otherwise specified by your instructor. If you are caught using any unauthorized material, your test will be confiscated and your OAS counselor and instructor will be notified.

Please make sure you are familiar with Utah Valley University’s policy regarding cheating in the Accommodative Testing Center.

Available Assistive Technology

Please request at the time of scheduling appointment

Dragon Naturally Speaking (Temporarily unavailable)

Computer software designed to scribe what a student speaks, and allow the student the control the computer with their voice.


Computer software designed to control the entire computer through a keyboard instead of a mouse, and read anything that appears on the screen. Initially designed for the blind, making the software not intuitive for those who can see.  

Exam Reader Pen

An assistive device that can be dragged across a string of text and read aloud the content in a humanized computer voice.  Available for paper/pencil exams.

Smart Pen

An assistive device that allows a recording of a human voice for the use of paper/pencil exams.

TV Screen Text Enlarger

An assistive device used for enlargement of paper/pencil exams, or test aids.

Zoom Text 

Computer software designed for the enlargement of computer exams, and includes a screen reader.

Noise Canceling Headphones

Can assist in limiting distractions by blocking out sounds.

Prohibited Technology

  • Cell phone
  • Smart Watches
  • Laptop
  • Tablets

Students needing test accommodations must first visit the Office of Accessibility Services at the beginning of each semester to assess their needs. Upon approval of accommodations, paperwork will be sent to Testing Services allowing students to test in the Accommodative Testing Center.

Accessibility Services