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Testing Policy Spring 2024

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS POLICIES FOR TESTING HAVE CHANGED AS OF 1/3/2024:

Procedures:

  • At the beginning of every semester, you must submit a semester request for accommodations. Once your request has been approved, you will be able to schedule quizzes/exams starting the first day of classes.

  • Students must submit all quiz/exam requests via Accommodate at least seven (7) days in advance. Any student who attempts to schedule an exam less than seven (7) days in advance will need to reach out to their professor to take the quiz/exam in the classroom.

     

  • All quizzes/exams must be scheduled using Accommodate; requests will not be accepted via walk-in, phone call, or email.

    • Students with extenuating circumstances (recently approved for accommodations, injury, family emergency, etc.) can email our office at SACTesting@luc.edu for assistance. Forgetting to schedule is not an extenuating circumstance.

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      Test Room Booking Instructions (please click the link for detailed instructions on how to book exams in Accommodate.)

  • Regular Semester Exams should be scheduled the same day/time as the class

    • Students are strongly encouraged to consider their extended time testing accommodations when creating their class schedules.

    • If you have an evening class (after 5pm), please contact us at sactesting@luc.edu regarding scheduling your quizzes or exams.

    • with your extended time, if there is a conflict with another course, discuss with your faculty if an alternate time is possible. SAC will follow student/faculty decision on exam time.

    • Students should discuss any extended time course conflicts with their faculty. SAC will approve exam/quiz time as requested.

  • Final Exams: The deadline for scheduling Final Exams is Monday April 15 at 5pm. This is so we have ample time to prepare the hundreds of exams we proctor during Finals Week, and to make sure we have adequate staffing and testing space. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule their Final Exams early in the semester, following the University Final Exams Schedule.

  • Final Exam Test Room Booking (please click the link for detailed instructions on how to book finals in Accommodate.)

  • Common Final Exams (MATH 117, 118, 131, 161 & CHEM 160, 180, 223, 224) must be scheduled at the Lake Shore Campus location.

  • SAC Offices will be open with extended hours during Finals Week to accommodate evening exams, M-F 8am-9pm, and LSC Sat 8am-7pm.

  • Final Exam retakes that are scheduled outside of Finals Week will need to be scheduled during our regular office hours M-F 8:30am-5pm.

  • Please make sure to let us know if the exam is a) paper exam in-person, b) online exam-in person or c) online exam-remote (does not require a proctor)

  • If you are scheduling an exam, quiz or final from a previous semester, you will not be able to do so in Accommodate. Please email us at sactesting@luc.edu regarding scheduling this type of exam or quiz.

Testing Center Policies:

 

  • Academic Integrity: The Student Accessibility Center follows the University's Academic Integrity Guidelines. SAC will notify faculty members and and Deans regarding any students suspected of cheating. Possible sanctions may include receiving an F or 0 on the exam, the course, or more, as determined by the faculty member, Dean, and/or Provost. 

  • Sick/Illness Policy: Students that are currently dealing with illness (i.e. COVID-19, Flu, Norovirus, etc.) will not be able to test in the SAC office, as it places the SAC staff and other students at risk. Please reach out to your faculty regarding rescheduling the exam, and email us the new date/time at SACTesting@luc.edu

  • No personal belongings or technology (cell phones, smart watches, headphones etc.) are allowed in the testing room. If you are caught with unapproved devices, it will be considered a violation of the University‚Äôs Academic Integrity policy

  • Early Policy: Students cannot begin an exam more than 15 min before the time they have scheduled without faculty permission, due to Academic Integrity concerns.

  • Late Policy: Exam times will not be adjusted for students who arrive late. Students will be able to take their exam with the remainder of their time, or they can reach out to their faculty with plans to take the exam in class.

 

  • Lakeshore Campus Testing Center
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am-5pm
    Location: Sullivan Center 239

     

    Water Tower Testing Center
    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm
    Location: Lewis Towers 414C

 

  • Health Sciences Campus Testing Center (Maywood) 
    Hours: Tuesdays & Thurdsays, 8:30am-5pm
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