Accommodative Testing for Students with Disabilities

Testing Services provides testing accommodations for students with disabilities at OCC.  If you believe you are eligible for testing accommodations at OCC, you must submit documentation to the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR). Documentation can include an IEP, psychological evaluation and/or medical documents.  Contact the OAR with questions or to submit documentation: phone- 315-498-2245, email- [email protected],  fax-315-498-2977.  

Tests with accommodations are administered by appointment only.  Take the following steps to make an appointment:

  • Submit your appointment request as far in advance as possible by using the  Accommodative Testing Appointment Form. You will need the following information to submit the form: 
    • The day of your exam
    • The time of your exam
    • The name of the course the exam is for
    • The name of your professor
  • You may also make your appointment in person by visiting Testing Services in Coulter Hall, room 103.  
  • On the day of your appointment, bring photo ID, arrive on time and ready to start your exam. Students who arrive late may not be able to make up lost time or use their full time extension.
  • You will not be allowed to leave the testing center until after you have completed your exam. Use the restroom, eat, etc prior to your scheduled appointment. 

It is expected that all students who use the Testing Services Office will abide by these basic rules:

  1. Make testing appointments as far in advance as possible and arrive on time.  If appointments are not made far enough in advance, your test and other resources (space, time, computers, etc) may not be available.  If you arrive late, you may not be able to make up lost time and receive your full time extension.
  2. Only items specified by your instructor will be allowed in the test room.  All other belongings must be locked in a locker or not be brought into the building at all. 
  3. The Testing Services Office is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Prohibited items include but are not limited to:
    • Food or beverages other than water (unless permitted by OAR)
    • Cell phones, smart watches, and other electronic devices 
    • USB flash drives
    • Purses, backpacks, bags, briefcases, etc
    1. Academic Integrity is very important to us, your instructors and the college.  All test sessions are monitored by video recording, proctor walk-troughs and computer monitoring technology. Your instructor will be notified of any suspicious behavior and/or use of prohibited aids this includes sending supporting documentation such as time stamped video recordings and screen captures.  At your instructor’s discretion, testing may be terminated and a failing grade submitted if prohibited behavior is detected or confirmed.  

    Questions? Contact us! email[email protected], phone- 315-498-2507, text- 3Unavailable until 9/10.

    Accommodative Placement Testing

    If you believe you need testing accommodations for the OCC Placement Test, submit documentation of your disability to the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR). Documentation can include your IEP, psychological evaluation or medical documents. Once your documentation is received and evaluated, Testing Services will contact you to set up an appointment for your placement test. Documentation can be faxed (315-498-2977), emailed ([email protected]) or mailed (OAR, 4585 W. Seneca Tnpk, Syracuse, NY, 13215) to the OAR.