The Office of Disability Services offers Test Proctoring Services to assist professors who are having difficulties finding space in their department, or time in their schedule to proctor extended-time tests for students who receive that accommodation through our office. Links to online scheduling and instruction guides can be found below. If you have questions after reviewing the information on this page, please contact our office at (414) 288-3444 or through e-mail at

Spring 2019 Finals week deadlines:

For Instructors: The deadline for creating a Finals week exam test definition is FRIDAY, APRIL 26th, 2019. There will be no exceptions

For Students: The deadline for accepting a Finals week exam test definition is MONDAY, APRIL 29th, 2019. There will be no exceptions.

For Instructors:

  • Work directly with the student(s) to determine an agreed upon test date and time. (Due to student’s additional testing time, students may not be able to take their tests during the normal class time).
    • Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students may be scheduled to take their tests Monday through Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., with the last test scheduled to begin by 3 p.m. (depending upon individual accommodations).
    • Access the online test scheduling portal, using your Marquette username and password, with the following link
    • Utilize the Test Proctoring Calendar for scheduling all exams except those during Finals week.
  • Submit the test and all necessary materials (Scantron, Blue-Book, Formula Sheets, etc.) by 4:00 the day before the student is scheduled to take the test.
  • Tests will be returned to you per your selected option.
  • The Test Proctoring Instructor's Guide (Word) includes information on how to utilize AccessODS to schedule exams

 For Students:

  • Distribute letters to your professors as soon as you have your accommodation letters. Accommodations are not retroactive, delays in getting letters to instructors may mean that accommodations are not available.
  • Communicate with professors regarding the coordination of your testing accommodations before each exam. If you don’t communicate with your instructors about your accommodations, they may not be provided correctly.

IF your instructor would like ODS to provide the test proctoring accommodation…

  • You must discuss, with your instructor, options for a testing time which is agreeable and fits your schedule. The exam must take place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Utilize the AccessODS site to get to the Test Proctoring Scheduling portal, and accept the test proctoring options available. If none of the scheduling options fit your schedule you must discuss additional testing times with your instructor. 
    • Utilize the Test Proctoring Calendar for scheduling all exams except those during Finals week.
    • As was the process for the Fall 2018 semester, there is a single deadline for accepting your Final Exam test definitions.  You must accept your final exams by clicking the “Schedule a Final Exam” tab in your portal.  All final exams must be accepted by Monday, April 29, 2019 to be scheduled with our office.  There are no exceptions to this deadline.
  • Arrive on time for the testing appointment and be prepared to take the test.
  • Abide by the testing rules. You will be required to sign an ODS Honor Code prior to your first test in our office.
  • The Test Proctoring Student's Guide (Word) includes more information about how to schedule exams through AccessODS.

ODS Testing Guidelines:

  • No backpacks, jackets, cell phones, smart watches, or Fitbits will be allowed in the testing room.
  • You will be required to sign an ODS Honor Code.
  • Test will begin at the appointed time and students who are late will forfeit the time they missed.
  • If you have questions regarding the content of your test, let us know immediately. We will reach out to the instructor and work to get your questions answered.

To provide a fair and secure testing environment, we will follow strict testing guidelines and reserve the right to discontinue the test if there is a suspicion of cheating or any violation of the testing policy and rules. Professors will be made aware of any abnormalities in the testing process. Cases of cheating will be reported to the Academic Integrity Office. 


Note: All downloadable documents are in Microsoft Word format, unless specified as PDF.