When faculty members are able to provide information about the format of an exam (e.g. multiple choice, short answer, essay, etc.) on a course outline, this is tremendously helpful. Many students have accommodations that vary depending on the format of an exam, and this information is required in order to complete the exam booking process. The early notice helps to ensure a smooth process for everyone.
Course outlines guidelines are available from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
Recommended Text Regarding Accessibility
The University promotes the full participation of students who experience disabilities in their academic programs. To that end, the provision of academic accommodation is a shared responsibility between the University and the student.
When accommodations are needed, the student is required to first register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Documentation to substantiate the existence of a disability is required, however, interim accommodations may be possible while that process is underway.
Accommodations are available for both permanent and temporary disabilities. It should be noted that common illnesses such as a cold or the flu do not constitute a disability.
Use of the SAS Exam Centre requires students to book their exams at least 7 days in advance, and not later than November 1 (fall), March 1 (winter) or July 1 (summer). Similarly, new or changed accommodations for online quizzes, tests and exams must be approved at least a week ahead of time.
More information: www.uoguelph.ca/sas