What does Student Disability Resources and Services do?
Students with disabilities at TAMU-Commerce are encouraged to participate in all aspects of campus life. Therefore, Student Disability Resources and Services (SDRS) provides services to students with disabilities to ensure accessibility to university programs. SDRS offers accommodations counseling, evaluation referral, disability-related information and resources, adaptive technology counseling and equipment, testing accommodations, and interpreter services for academically related purposes. SDRS does not provide disability evaluations, tutoring, attendants, scholarships, or pay for personal expenses; however, we will provide referral information.
- Students are required to sign up for an exam 5 business days in advance. You may sign up online by completing the assistive testing request form. Please do not rely on the instructor to automatically send the test to SDRS!
- All exams will be administered at the regularly scheduled date/time of the class, unless SDRS receives advance approval from the instructor in writing to administer the exam at an alternate date/time.
- In order to maintain integrity of the testing center and the exams being administered, please review the
Testing Agreement Form. This form must be completed and on file with SDRS before taking an exam in the SDRS office.
- The Testing Center in the SDRS office is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. All exams must be scheduled such that they are completed, with extended time, by the time SDRS closes at 5pm.
Taking Your Exam:
- Punctuality is essential! Our staff scheduling and testing room appointments are set by need. Variation from the schedule may cause undue disturbance and disruption to yours and other exam/quiz accommodations. You would not be late for an exam in class; the same courtesy applies at SDRS.
- There is a 30 minute hold period. If you have not arrived at SDRS within 30 minutes of the scheduled time of the exam, your exam will be returned to the professor whether or not you call to say you will be late. It is then up to you to talk with your professor to request a make-up exam. The professor is not required to grant a make-up exam due to tardiness.
- You will only be allowed to use the amount of time endorsed by your professor with extended time added.
- Your allowable time to take the exam starts at the scheduled time of the exam. If your exam is being picked up at the class or from the professor, your allowable time starts when the exam arrives at SDRS. Your allowable time starts even if you call to say you will be late. Your punctuality is a must!
- You will only be allowed to use the items your professor has approved in writing for the exam.
- You are to supply ALL necessary exam materials.
- The testing rooms are monitored.
- Breaks and trips to the restroom must be approved by SDRS staff.
- You are allowed to wear ear plugs to assist in reducing distractions.
- Cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room. They will be collected by SDRS staff and returned at the completion of the exam.
- Anyone found cheating will be required to surrender his/her exam and the instructor will be notified. The testing room is monitored on a regular basis.
Changing Exam Dates/Times:
- If the student has scheduled the exam incorrectly, SDRS cannot guarantee that we will be able to administer the exam.
- If the exam date/time changes for any reason, it is the student's responsibility to notify SDRS of those changes in writing at least three days in advance. If the date or time of a scheduled exam changes, the student must comply with the following procedure:
- Email StudentDisabilityServices@tamuc.edu the time/date change and copy the message to the instructor. SDRS will confirm approval of change with the instructor and notify you of decision.
Although Texas A&M University-Commerce is working diligently to ensure all online course content is accessible, students with disabilities should always register for accommodations. Registering with Student Disability Resources and Services can assist in preventing encounters with inaccessible online content and expedite the solution process so not to hinder the student's educational experience.
If you have questions about testing accommodations at one of the off-site locations, contact the appropriate person from the list below.
- Mesquite Metroplex Center - Email: Russell.Blanchett@tamuc.edu or Call: (972)-882-7520
- Navarro Campus - Email: Jeanetta.Groce@tamuc.edu or Call: (903)-875-7617
- UCD (Downtown Dallas Campus) - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call: (214)-915-1901
- Collin County Higher Education Center- Email: Brandon.Crutchfield@tamuc.edu
Additional off-site testing locations and proctors will be determined. Contact StudentDisabilityServices@tamuc.edu for further information.