Key Steps to SSD Testing Procedures

Key Steps to Scheduling Test Appointments with SSD

1. Discuss the arrangements for your test appointment with your instructor prior to each exam.

2. Contact the SSD Office (Lee Drain Annex) on the Huntsville campus in person or by telephone at 936-294-3512 to schedule your test appointment at least three (3) working days prior to the date of the classroom exam, ten (10) working days in the case of final exams (see chart below and exception noted for mini-mester exams). Test appointments for courses held on the Huntsville campus will be scheduled for the SSD Office.  Test appointments for courses held at The Woodlands Center (TWC)-SHSU will be scheduled for the TWC Testing Suite 303.  All test scheduling is coordinated through the SSD Office on the Huntsville campus.  Students are strongly encouraged to schedule their test appointments for the entire semester early in the term, upon receiving their test dates from their instructors. 

Scheduling Chart for Fall, Spring, and Summer Test Appointments

For a test appointment on:

Contact the SSD office by:

Monday

Wednesday, 5:00 pm, of the previous week

Tuesday

Thursday, 5:00 pm, of the previous week

Wednesday

Friday, 5:00 pm, of the previous week

Thursday

Monday, 5:00 pm, of the same week

Friday

Tuesday, 5:00 pm, of the same week       

Finals Week

Ten (10) working days prior to exam date

Note:  For scheduling of mini-mester exams, at least two (2) working days’ notice is required, five (5) working days in the case of final exams.

3. Inform the SSD staff of any special arrangements that you will need to take the exam, such as the assistance of a reader and/or scribe or the use of a computer and/or adaptive technology. Note:  Such accommodations require prior SSD approval.

4. Provide your instructor with advance notice of the date, time, and place of your test appointment according to the time lines indicated above and request that he/she deliver or forward a copy of the exam and a completed, SSD Testing Form (available at http://www.shsu.edu/disability) to the SSD Office on the Huntsville campus at least one (1) working day prior to the appointment date, three (3) working days in the case of final exams. (See SSD Testing Facilities and Procedures for additional information.)