Accessible Learning Services - Student Resources

Tests and Exams

Scheduling Tests and Midterms

As of January 2023, our test scheduling procedure will be changed.

Schedule your midterms, tests, quizzes with Accessible Learning by completing our online Midterm Request Form at least one week prior to your test. We require this notice to ensure that a room and a proctor can be assigned. Requests submitted less than 7 days before your test will not be scheduled.

If you have a class right after your test, please let us know whether you wish to start your test early to accommodate the extra time. Please submit a new request with updated date and time if your test time has been changed.

Please read the “What to Expect” and “Testing Room Expectation” sections carefully before coming to write your test.

Scheduling final exams

All final exam requests must be submitted by March 17, 2023 at 4pm. You can download a PDF of the exam schedule.

In-person Exams

All requests to write with Accessible Learning must be submitted through the online Final Exam Request Form by Friday, March 17 at 4:00pm. There are no exceptions.

If you have any exam conflicts, please let us know in the request form under “Additional Information”. Please select “send me an email receipt of my responses” at the end of the form so that you have a record of the submission.

Virtual Exams

If you have a virtual exam that can be written from anywhere, please confirm with your professors that they will add your extra time.

What to expect

What to bring:

  • Your student ID or another government-issued picture ID to confirm your identification.
  • Only material authorized by your instructor will be allowed in the exam room.
  • Personal belongings such as backpacks are not permitted in the exam room and must be left in front or outside of the room.
  • Electronic devices are not permitted unless the device is part of the test, accessibility plan, or authorized by the instructor.
  • Single-use earplugs are available. Please speak to an office staff or the proctor if needed.

Arriving for your quiz/test/exam:

  • You are to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the quiz/test/exam in Rhodes Hall Room 111 (unless different location is indicated in your confirmation email).
  • You will be directed to a testing room in Rhodes Hall.

During your quiz/test/exam:

  • Clocks are located in each room to enable you to keep track of time during the quiz/test/exam.
  • If you have any questions about the quiz/test/exam, please let the proctor know and they will contact your professor.
  • At the end of the quiz/test/exam, please give your test and other material (e.g. cue sheet, formula sheet, etc.) to the proctor.
  • If the quiz/test/exam is online, the proctor will ask to see confirmation that you have submitted before exiting the room.

Academic Integrity:

  • If you are granted permission to write your exam before or after the scheduled quiz/test/exam for the class, do not disclose or seek any information about the quiz/test/exam.
  • If you are suspected of committing an academic offense, you will be asked to stop writing your quiz/test/exam, and your instructor will be notified.

Testing room expectations

  1. Come prepared: bring your Acadia student ID, pencils, pen, calculators, laptop, water, etc. Accessible Learning can provide scrap paper, earplugs, and we have a limited quantity of calculators, pencils, etc.

  2. Any instruction from your professor is relayed through the Proctor and Exam Coordinator. If you have any questions or need clarification from questions on the test or exam for your professor, let the Proctor know and they can communicate with your professor.

  3. Before the test, you are required to put away your cellphone, smart watch, other smart devices, notes, etc. (unless otherwise instructed). Bags are to be at the front of the testing room. This is to maintain academic integrity.

  4. Be respectful of yourself, and others in the testing space.
    • Aggressive or intimidating communication or physical behaviour that leads to bodily and/or emotional harm is not tolerated, and you will be asked to leave the testing room. (Acadia University Student Code of Conduct, Standards of Conduct #1)
    • Disruptive behaviour (speech, actions, or unreasonable demands for attention) that interferes with or obstructs instruction, learning, and/or services or access to instruction, learning, or services is not tolerated, and you will be asked to leave the testing room. (Acadia University Student Code of Conduct, Standards of Conduct #7)

  5. Engaging in conduct that is demeaning, intimidating, harassing or discriminatory towards one or more members of the Acadia community is not tolerated, and you will be asked to leave the testing room. This includes, but is not limited to, all protected characteristics under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Actions such as coercion, blackmail, and hazing/intimidation are also prohibited. (Acadia University Student Code of Conduct, Standards of Conduct #10, Acadia’s Policy Against Harassment and Discrimination)

  6. Failure to comply: Refusal of or disregard for a reasonable and appropriate direction or request by a university employee (including proctors), contractor, RCMP or other law enforcement officer, or municipal or civil services professionals will not be tolerated, and you will be asked to leave the testing room. This includes compliance with outcomes and sanctions that are imposed or agreed upon under the Student Code of Conduct. (Acadia University Student Code of Conduct, Standards of Conduct #12)

Acadia University students are expected to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct. Having a safe and secure learning environment is fundamental. Learning environments include classroom settings, such as the Accessible Learning Services testing rooms. It is vital that a healthy community is created where members respect themselves and each other. All community members have the responsibility to contribute to a community that prioritizes the well-being of self and others. These expectations are outlined in Acadia University’s Student Code of Conduct.