The Testing Services Center, located in the Administration Building, Suite 228, provides
testing accommodations for students registered with Accessibility and Disability Services.
In Fall 2021, the Testing Services Center will resume its normal operating procedures.
Both the student and faculty responsibilities detailed in the “Test Accommodation
Process” section below will be resumed. Every effort will be made to ensure a safe
and clean testing environment for the health of our students, faculty and staff. Fall
2021 operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday, 8 AM
to 1:30 PM.
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 (for instance, 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
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, email 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).