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Services for Students with Disabilities

SSWD Testing Center

Sullivan Center, Suite 117

hereto download a Word Document version of the SSWD Testing Center Procedures

The SSWD Testing Center is be available at the Lake Shore campus in Sullivan Center Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5pm.  Testing space in Sullivan Center will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  We ask that the student and faculty member coordinate their testing needs with SSWD staff in a timely manner.

Please note: Students who are eligible for extended time only and not a private testing site are expected to take their tests with the class.  These students should coordinate their extended test time with their instructors.  Please reference the student’s SSWD accommodation letter, which will indicate their specific testing needs.

Scheduling Exams:

Student Responsibilities

  1. One calendar week/5 business days before a scheduled test or quiz, student should inform their instructor of their intent to use the SSWD Testing Center.  SSWD recommends that students begin scheduling tests as early as possible. Tests are expected to be taken on the same day as the class; SSWD requires confirmation from Instructor if test is scheduled for an alternative time.

  2. One calendar week/5 business days before a scheduled test or quiz, student must contact SSWD Testing Staff at either sswdtesting@luc.edu or (773)508-3468 to schedule a test.  Student should include: date and time of test, course name and number, and instructor’s name. (Please refer to schedule below)

  3. Testing Center Staff will confirm space availability and email the instructor and student with a confirmation along with a Test Proctor Form.

  4. Student is to arrive 10 minutes ahead of test start time.  Late arrivals will be handles as follows: if student is less than 15 minutes late, it is at the discretion of the proctor whether he/she will stay later to accommodate tardiness.  If student is between 15 and 30 minutes late, this time will count as part of the student’s total exam time. The proctor is not expected to stay beyond the scheduled test time as a result of a student’s tardiness.  If the student is over 30 minutes late, he/she will not be allowed to take the exam and must contact the instructor to discuss the next step. 

  5. If student is late or needs to cancel a test, they must notify SSWD and contact their instructor.

  6. For final exam scheduling, an email will be sent to all testing center students with a deadline to schedule final exams. Students who meet the deadline are guaranteed a testing space for all final exams. Students who fail to meet the deadline are not guaranteed a space and should plan on taking the exam in class.





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Final Exams

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Instructor Responsibilities

1. Once the test date and time are confirmed, SSWD will send an email confirmation of the schedule test along with an SSWD Test Proctor form.  This form is to be completed by the instructor anddelivered with the test via email or by hand to Sullivan Center, Suite 117

Click here to download a Word Document version of the SSWD Test Proctor Form.


2. Faculty may choose to pick up the completed test from the SSWD office, or a Testing staff member will return the test to instructor within 24 hrs.

3. Alternatively, faculty may choose to arrange for a private testing site within their department.

We appreciate your support and communication, both of which are critical to meeting the needs of students with disabilities.  We look forward to collaborating with faculty and staff to make this process successful.


Services for Students with Disabilities
Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3700 · Fax: 773.508.3810
TTY: 773.508.2771

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