Saint Louis University Testing Centers

Testing center accommodations are provided to students previously registered with and approved for accommodations by Saint Louis University’s Office of Disability Services. Students must get approval for reasonable exam accommodations from Disability Services prior to requesting accommodated exam services at the testing center.

The testing centers are available to course instructors and students who need to coordinate equal access exam accommodations, including quiet testing space, computer use for essay exams, and a reader or writer upon request.

Services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because the testing centers are optional support resources, exams cannot be scheduled earlier or later than the hours of operation. For exams that need to occur earlier or later than testing center hours, course instructors should either proctor the exam themselves or adjust the time of the exam to fit within the hours of operation. Proctors are only present during times when exams are scheduled.

Remember to turn in your out-of-class testing forms at least one week in advance.

Procedure to Schedule Out of Class Tests

  1. Complete the out-of-class testing form with your instructor. The instructor will complete the faculty section and you will complete the student section. Each class requires a different form but multiple exams can be planned on the same form if they are for the same instructor. You are responsible for submitting the form.
  2. Email your completed form to the north campus testing center at testctr@slu.edu or the south campus testing center at medtc@slu.edu at least one week in advance. If the test is on the north campus, the form can be dropped off in Des Peres Hall; this option does not exist for students on the south campus.
  3. You will receive email confirmation. If no confirmation is received, you should contact the correct testing center to verify the exam time.
  4. Arrive for your approved testing time. If you are more than 15 minutes late, your instructor will be notified and you may forfeit some of the time accommodation or need to reschedule.
  5. Take the test using only the materials allowed by the instructor. If you have questions, the testing center will contact the instructor. If the instructor is unreachable, you will be allowed to write and submit the questions with the exam.
  6. Turn in the exam to the testing center staff at the end of the allotted time. Staff will ensure that the materials and exam are returned to your instructor within 24 hours. Instructors can also elect to pick up the materials from the testing center.

Request for Alternate Format Materials

The testing centers allow for use of alternate format course materials by students who need print materials, including textbooks, in alternative formats as a means of support for a documented condition.

For those who have been provide the accommodation for alternative format texts, there are a couple of steps that you will need to take:

  1. Compile your receipts/proof of purchases.
  2. Complete the alternate format course materials request form.
  3. Submit the form and proof of purchases to the north campus testing center at testctr@slu.edu.

Once you have completed these steps, you should receive a confirmation email once the alternate format materials are ready. If you have any changes in course texts after you have submitted your request form, please information Disability Services of those adjustments.

Reschedule an Exam

The north campus testing center in 105 Des Peres Hall offers individualized, rescheduled exam proctoring services to instructors when unusual circumstances, such as illness, scheduling conflicts or athletic events, prevent a student from taking an exam in the classroom at the normally scheduled time.

  1. You and your instructor must agree on a date and time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for the rescheduled exam to be taken at the north campus testing center in 105 Des Peres Hall.
  2. Once the process has been arranged, the instructor must fill out a rescheduled exam request form.
  3. The instructor should email the completed form to testctr@slu.edu or drop it off in 105 Des Peres Hall at least 48 hours in advance.
  4. The instructor will receive email confirmation. Contact the north campus testing center if an email confirmation is not received.