Testing Procedures

Student Responsibilities

  • Send your accommodation letters to your professors using MyDRS.
  • Initiate discussions with your professor about your exam accommodations. For an example of how to manage this discussion watch the Access TU videos.
  • Log on to MyDRS to schedule your test at least 7 days in advance.
  • Arrive at the scheduled time to begin the test. If you are late, the amount of time will be deducted from your overall extended time.
  • Abide by policies related to academic integrity and academic misconduct as outlined in the university Code of Conduct.

Faculty Responsibilities

  • Check your Temple e-mail for notification of a scheduled test.
  • Log in to MyDRS to confirm test details and upload a copy of the test at least 3 days before the test date.
  • If you need to make alternative arrangements, please contact DRS.
  • Notify DRS in advance if you require an extension to the test delivery deadline.
  • Contact DRS by telephone (215-204-1280) or e-mail (drstest@temple.edu) to notify your student of changes to test content prior to or during tests.
  • Consider being available by telephone or e-mail during the test should the student with a disability require clarification on any aspect of the test. Please provide the best contact method to the student.

DRS Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure that all tests we proctor are administered in an environment respectful of the students’ needs and the academic integrity of the testing process.
  • Meet with the student and make disability-related testing recommendations via accommodation letters available in a timely manner.
  • Respond to all requests for clarification about our testing procedures within 24 business hours of receipt of inquiry.
  • Ensure that all test materials are provided to students in accessible format.
  • Protect the academic integrity of tests by:
  • Only accepting changes to test details in writing from faculty.
  • Ensuring that students do NOT deliver their own tests to or from DRS.
  • Providing secure proctoring services.
  • Reporting any suspicion of violations of the Code of Conduct to appropriate faculty.
  • Return completed tests to faculty within 24 hours of completion using one of the following options:
  • E-mail to faculty TUmail account. Please note: Blue book exams will not be e-mailed.
  • Faculty or a designated colleague may pick up tests from DRS. Under NO circumstance can students return their own exams to professors.