Loyola University Chicago

Student Accessibility Center

Student Academic Services

Testing Accommodations

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS POLICIES FOR TESTING HAVE CHANGED AS OF 2/23/2023:

Procedures:

  • Students must submit all test requests via Accommodate at least 7 days in advance. Student who attempt to schedule an exam less than days in advance will need to contact their professor and plan to take the exam in class.
  • 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 send an email to SACTesting@luc.edu for assistance. Forgetting to schedule is not an extenuating circumstance.
  • Regular Semester Exams should be scheduled the same time/day as the class
    • Students are encouraged to consider their extended time accommodations when creating their class schedules. 
    • with your extended time, if the exam falls outside of the Testing Center hours (8:30am-5:00pm), please schedule the exam earlier during our office hours.
    • 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 the student/faculty decision on exam time.
    • Students should discuss any extended time course conflicts with their faculty. SAC will approve the exam time requested. Please reach out to us at SACTesting@luc.edu to adjust an exam time.
  • Finals FAQ: The deadline to schedule final exams is Friday April 14 at 5pm. This is so we have time to prepare for the hundreds of exams we proctor during Finals Week, and to make sure we have adequate staffing and testing space. (please see the link for frequently asked questions regarding Finals Week.) 
  • Final Exam Booking Instructions (please see the link for detailed instructions on how to book Final Exams through Accommodate.)
  • Common Final Exams (MATH 117, 118, 131, 161 & CHEM 101, 102, 223, 224) must be scheduled at the Lake Shore Campus location.
  • SAC Offices will be open for extended hours during Finals Week to accommodate evening exams: M-F 8am-9pm, and LSC Sat 8am-7pm.
  • Final Exam retakes scheduled outside of Finals Week will need to be scheduled during our regular office hours M-F 8:30am-5pm.
  • If you are scheduling an in-person exam, please make sure to let us know if the exam is a) paper exam in-person, b) online exam-in person. Online Remote exams are not taken in our office.

Testing Center Policies:

  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • 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.
  • Late Policy: Time will not be adjusted for students that arrive late for exams. Students will be able to take the exam with the remainder of their time, or reach out to their faculty to take the exam in class.
  • Lakeshore Campus

    Testing Center

    Hours:

    Monday-Friday,

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Location:

    Sullivan Center 239

  • Water Tower Campus

    Testing Center

    Hours:

    Monday-Thursday,

    8:15am-5:00pm (Closed Friday)

    Location:

    Lewis Towers 414C

  • Health Sciences Campus (Maywood) 

    Testing Center

    Hours:

    Tuesdays & Thursdays

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Location: