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Disability Services
Bangsberg 101
Phone: (218) 755-3883


Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #43
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

Testing Rules

Students testing out of class in the Disability Services Office have rules that must be followed.  Faculty and staff are also made aware of these rules.  Students are asked to be familiar with the rules for testing outside the class and to follow them when writing exams and quizzes in the Disability Services Office area.


Testing Rules of the Office for Students with Disabilities

1.       All exams are the property of the class professor/instructor.  Exams are to be written at the same time as the class writes it unless the student's class schedule prohibits doing so.  Exams written any other day than the scheduled day must be pre-approved by your professor and are subject to the availability of a testing room.

 2.       Exams are to be started on time.  If your class is writing the exam at 9:00 a.m. for instance, you must also begin your exam at 9:00 a.m.  You are not allowed extra study time before your exam.  You may review something in your notes if you arrive early but all exams must be started on time.

 3.       Students must sign up with the Office for Students with Disabilities prior to writing their exams.

 4.       Exams that require only a quiet room and extended time require a minimum of 24 hours advance notice prior to the exam date.

 5.       Exams that require a reader or scribe require a minimum of 3 days advance notice prior to the exam date.

 6.       All final exams require a minimum of 7 days advance notice prior to the exam date. 

 7.       No textbooks, calculators, notes, etc. are allowed in the testing rooms without written notice by the instructor.

 8.       Books, backpacks, CD players, walkmans, cell phones, etc. are not allowed in the testing rooms.

 9.       Students may not leave the testing area once they have started their exam.

 10.   Students who are exhibiting loud, disrespectful behavior, abusive or vulgar language will be asked to leave the area.

 11.   Exam proctors may not assist you with your exams other than providing the accommodation.

 12.   Faculty may choose to supervise their exams, but must adhere to the accommodation granted. 

 13.  Faculty may choose to give their exams orally to visual and mobility impaired students.               

 14.   CHEATING:  Any student caught cheating on an exam will be reported to the professor immediately.  The exam will be taken from the student along with any crib notes or other method of cheating and returned to the professor with a memo stating that the student was caught cheating and the circumstances.  The first time a student is caught, it is between the student and the professor what consequences are appropriate.  If a student is caught cheating a second time, the Coordinator of Disability Services may bring the student up on conduct charges.                     


  May 2009