Request to TEST in CARE

Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement (CARE)

CARE provides private, video-monitored testing rooms to accommodate students with disabilities. These rooms are utilized when faculty are not able to find space for accommodated testing in the department and/or when students need assistive technology or scribing as an accommodation. A testing room can be requested as soon as the exam date is known and at least three business days in advance. The process is initiated by a student completing the request form. Faculty must then review the request and complete their portion of the form. CARE will then finalize the exam date and time. The process and testing policies and procedures are outlined below.

Request to TEST Process

Student
  • Completes the REQUEST FORM
  • Receives submission confirmation email
  • Separate email is sent to faculty to complete their required portion
  • Student notified by email that their request has been reviewed by faculty
  • CARE follows up with student and faculty with final details
Faculty
  • Receives email with pre-populated student request
  • Reviews information, confirms exam time, provides additional notes
  • Indicates delivery/return methods
  • Student notified by email that their request has been reviewed by faculty
  • Faculty receives email submission confirmation
  • CARE responds to student and faculty with confirmation details

Policies and Procedures

Testing Appointment
  • Exams must be scheduled at least three business days in advance.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will begin losing testing time.
  • If you are unable to test at your scheduled time, you must obtain permission from your professor to reschedule and submit another Request to Test in CARE.
  • If you miss your testing appointment, it will be up to your professor to determine if you can reschedule the test.
  • Do not assume that you are testing in CARE if you have not received a confirmation of your day and time to test.
Using the Exam Room
  • Student places all belongings outside testing room using hooks and/or floor.
  • Student shows staff that cell phone and any other technology is in backpack/coat etc. outside of room. Clocks are provided.
  • Water, gum, and candy are permitted.
  • Bathroom breaks are permitted if staff is notified; no cell phone usage during break.
  • Staff double checks any other items permitted (notes, calculator, books, etc).
  • Student is reminded that cameras are running.
  • Staff confirms testing end time.
  • Exam is submitted to staff when complete or when allotted time has expired.
Academic Honesty
  • Students are expected to adhere to the Gustavus Honor Code posted in each testing room.
  • All CARE testing rooms have cameras that will record during testing.
  • If CARE staff observe or suspect cheating, the test will be stopped and the professor will be notified.
  • The professor will determine the consequence and report an Honor Code violation.

If you have questions please contact caresupport@gustavus.edu.