At the Testing Accommodation Centers, we provide a limited-distraction environment for students to take their academic exams and provides as close of an experience to in-class test taking as possible. Our focus is creating a safe, stress-free environment, and between our two centers, we have 70+ seats for students along with several private rooms.
All exams are scheduled through our Accommodate platform. Students are allowed to reserve their seat at the TAC for an exam anytime they would like, though we would prefer if professors were the driving force behind scheduling exams. Our centers are reserved for students who have connected with SSD and are taking academic exams.
To receive the ability on Accommodate to schedule your exams at the TAC, students must first be connected with SSD in order to be approved for accommodations.
Once a student has been approved for accommodations, they are expected to submit a Semester Request every semester to create an Accommodation Letter for their courses. Submitting these semester requests are highly important, as they allow you to reserve your own seat at the TAC through Accommodate.
If you plan to take an exam at the TAC, please make sure you talk with your instructor about this beforehand or as soon as possible, so we can know to make the necessary arrangements
Equipment and Resources for Student Use
The TAC has a variety of equipment available in both of our centers for students to use during their exams. This equipment includes desktop computers, sit-stand desks, and desktop lamps. Our laptops and computers are primarily used to take exams for students who have computer-related accommodations or if the exam is computer based.
If you would like to reserve a piece of equipment for use during an exam, please indicate when reserving the seat in the TAC.
(In development) Please see our Equipment and Resources page for a full list of available resources.
Policies and Procedures
Students are required to use the lockers outside both of our centers for students for the purpose of storing their personal belongings prior to taking their exam.