Student responsibilities for exam arrangements through ODS

Policies Regarding Testing at ODS

The same process and procedures outlined below are also utilized for online exams.  However, instead of being in person, the student may be proctored using an online system. 


  • Submit the online Exam Request Form no less than 5 business days (excluding holidays & weekends) before the scheduled date of the exam
  • Submit requests for final exams approximately three weeks prior to the start date of finals.
  • Monitor your email for your exam confirmation
  • Verify the accuracy of the exam confirmation and contact the appropriate ODS exam administrator if there are any problems (i.e change of exam date, cancellation) by emailing the exam administrator or your ODS Coordinator. 

The following are the links to the Rutgers University Offices of Disability Services:


  • Arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled exam. Remember, you will need to bring a photo ID, such as your RU ID, to check-in for your exam.
    • Scheduled exam times will not be extended for late arrival
    • Student will not be allowed to sit for an exam if they arrives more than 15 minutes late.
  • Notify the Office of Disability Services as well as your professor immediately if you are no longer able to make your scheduled exam date (i.e for sudden illness).
    • It is your responsibility to reschedule examinations or to request adjustments to testing times.
    • ODS will email your professor if you do not attend your scheduled exam.
  • Bring only the materials needed for your exam.
    • Items not to bring include, but are not limited to, cell phones, smart watches, iPods, MP3 players, purses, book bags, hats/ball caps, textbooks, notes etc. (unless permitted by the professor)
  • Notify the proctor if you have any questions regarding the exam.
    • If you have a question during the exam, please write out your question. Our office will attempt to contact the professor with your written note. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to reach your professor.
  • Turn in your exam at the scheduled time.
  • Abide by the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy.

Additional Exam Accommodations


Students are eligible to receive accommodations for online exams just as they would for exams in person. Students MUST share their LOA with their professor and make arrangements well in advance of each exam. In order to provide the proper accommodation the time clock can be adjusted by the professor for each student who needs it. We have also developed additional faculty resources for best practices when using proctoring software such as Proctortrack or Respondus. If students or faculty have any questions please contact your campuses. For more in-depth information about taking online exams, please visit our Receiving Accommodation Online page.

The following are the links to the Rutgers University Offices of Disability Services:


  • Readers can be asked to repeat information, so do not hesitate to ask them to do so.
  • Readers will only read what is on the printed page. They cannot be asked to interpret, define, explain or reword questions.
  • Readers need your feedback to be effective. Let the reader know what method of vocal communication works best for you in terms of voice tone, rate/speed, pauses between sentences, etc.


  • Scribes will write verbatim what you have dictated. The scribe is not responsible for organizing or paraphrasing your thoughts into a final most “readable” draft.
  • Scribes are responsible for general spelling and sentence-ending punctuation. You are responsible for detailing to the scribe any spelling specific, class-related terminology or punctuation.
  • At any time during your exam, you will have the opportunity to review what the scribe has written either by reading or having it read to you.
  • If there are corrections in your exam responses, you will direct the scribe to make them. Otherwise what has been dictated by you will be turned in as is.


  • You will be required to use the computers provided by the office, unless indicated otherwise in writing by the professor.
  • Once you have completed your exam we will print it out for review, and you will initial the printed exam.
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