Because Minimester 2021 classes will be offered via remote instruction only, the Testing
Center will not be offering in-person proctoring of exams in the Testing Center. Students
who are approved for testing accommodations should plan on taking their exams online
as administered by their instructor. Students should contact their ADS specialist
if they have any questions or concerns about how they will access their testing accommodations.
Students approved for extended testing time should provide their instructors with
an ADS memo for the Minimester 2021 AND discuss with them how they will access their
extended time. Timed online exams will require instructors to adjust the testing time
prior to the beginning of the exam. We recommend that students send their instructor
a friendly reminder to make the necessary time adjustment 2 to 3 days prior to the
scheduled exam date.
Please contact Patrick Chachulski, the ADS Testing Coordinator, if you have general
questions about testing accommodations or if you have a unique testing circumstance
at pchachulski AT_TOWSON or (410) 704-2304.
The Testing Center is not offering in-person proctoring of exams during the first
two weeks of the Spring 2021 semester when all classes are delivered remotely. During
this time, students should follow the Testing Services Center information for Minimester
The Testing Center will reopen on campus beginning on February 8, Monday through Friday,
8:30 AM to 5 PM, with a limited number of staff and a reduced number of testing spaces.
Staff will be answering the Testing Center line at 410-704-2304.
For classes that remain fully online, the expectation is that students will take their
tests online as administered by their instructor.
If you are enrolled in a course with an in-person component and students have the
opportunity to take tests in the classroom, you may request to take your test with
accommodations in the Testing Center. Students should submit an Online Accommodation Request Form to schedule a test in the Testing Center at least five business days in advance of
the test date.
You will receive an e-mail at least one day prior to your testing appointment providing
you with more detailed information about how to prepare and what to expect when taking
your test in the Testing Center. Please contact Patrick Chachulski, the ADS Testing
Coordinator, if you have general questions about testing accommodations or if you
have a unique testing circumstance at pchachulski AT_TOWSON. Please contact your ADS specialist if you have a specific problem regarding your
Information for Professors
The Testing Services Center will not be offering delivery of completed exams during
the 2021 Minimester and Spring Semester. Staff will scan the completed exam and e-mail
you the digital copy. If a hard copy is needed, you can arrange to pick it up from
the Testing Center or request that it be delivered to you through interoffice mail.
The Testing Services Center, located in the Administration Building, Room 228, provides
testing accommodations for students registered with Accessibility and Disability Services.
The center offers extended time, reduced distraction testing spaces, computers and
other assistive technology, as well as readers and scribes, as appropriate. All tests
are proctored to ensure academic honesty.
It is the Testing Services Center policy that students take exams at the scheduled
time of the course unless the instructor approves an alternate time.
Test Accommodation Process
To request test accommodations, students must first give their instructors their ADS
memo authorizing testing accommodations. This should be done as early as possible
Students should complete the Online Test Accommodation Request Form at least five (5) business days in advance of the test date. Your instructor and the Testing Center will be alerted
automatically when the form is submitted. If you are unable to meet the 5 business
day deadline for a test, please email adstesting AT_TOWSON as soon as possible. If students do not make their request for test accommodations
according to the procedures and in a timely manner they may not have the opportunity
to be accommodated.
On Test Day
Students must arrive on time and be prepared to show their student ID. Students should
bring all needed testing materials with them, including a Scantron, blue book, and
any other approved test aids (e.g., calculator, textbook, notes). If a student arrives
later than 15 minutes after the testing appointment time, the professor will be contacted
before administering the exam. Study time is not allowed past the scheduled appointment
Before accepting any test accommodation request, each term instructors should have
in their possession the ADS memo authorizing test accommodations for the student.
At least five (5) business days before the test date, the instructor should expect
the student to make the request. ADS informs students that they must make their request
for test accommodations in a timely manner or they may not have the opportunity to
Instructors should check their e-mail daily from adstesting AT_TOWSON. Upon receipt of the e-mail, the instructor should review the request, approve it
(if appropriate) and submit the form electronically. A message will be sent automatically
to the student and the Testing Center to schedule the test.
Instructors should send tests to the Testing Center at least 1 business day in advance of test date, During finals, we ask that instructors send tests 3 business days in advance of the test date due to the high volume of tests.
Tests can be submitted by fax 410-704-4699, e-mail adstesting AT_TOWSON or delivered to the Testing Center Administration Building, Room 228.
Completed tests are returned by Testing Center courier to the designated department
in a sealed envelope (or, if instructors prefer, they can indicate on the form that
they will pick up the test). Delivery will be confirmed by the signature of a department
representative who ensures the instructor will receive it.
The Testing Services Center is committed to providing a secure testing environment.
All tests are proctored. Tests are secured in a locked office. All students are required
to adhere to the Student Academic Integrity Policy (03.01.00).