Schedule An Exam

Schedule and Exam with Accommodations
  1. Whenever possible, students are encouraged to schedule their exams with accommodations to be taken under the direct supervision of their instructors or their department. If not possible, students may take their in-person exam at the Testing Accommodations Center (TAC) within DRES.
  2. Exams (including extended time) must be scheduled to fit within TAC’s hours of operation. (Hours of operation are listed above)
  3. Scheduling Policy:  To ensure ample time to implement your accommodations, the TAC requests that exam reservation be made at least a week in advance for all quizzes and exams. In order for the TAC to have the time needed to notify instructors and obtain the exam so that the exams can administer properly, students must sign up no later than 8:00am three (3) business days in advance.
  4. Final Exams (only during designated University of Illinois finals week) MUST be scheduled by the deadline date (listed above). The TAC will provide a deadline each semester on this website for final exams. Keep checking for those updates. If you schedule after the deadline, we cannot guarantee space for you to take your exam and if we no longer have room, you will have to work with your instructor and access specialist to schedule.  
  5. All exams must be scheduled by using the DRES Schedule Your Exam website or in person. Exceptions will be made only for disability-related conditions that make signing up online very difficult.  Students must work with the TAC well in advance to set up this arrangement.
  6. By completing the form students acknowledge, that they will be utilizing the Testing Accommodations Center (TAC), agree to follow all the TAC policies (found on the TAC website) and acknowledge and understand that they will be recorded and monitored by cameras and TAC Staff.
  7. Exams should be scheduled to be taken at the same time as or so that the exam overlaps with classroom exams. Exceptions, such as evening exams or when time accommodations extend into another class period, must be arranged in advance with the instructor and the TAC Coordinator on a case by case basis.
  8. After an exam is scheduled with the TAC, the TAC office will contact the instructor and make arrangements to receive the exam. Upon completion of the exam, the TAC will make arrangements for the instructor to receive all testing materials with the exam. 
  9. Students are required to mark all accommodations needed for the exam that they qualify for. If the student does not select a specific accommodation, the TAC will assume that the student is choosing not to utilize that specific accommodation.
  10. Scheduled exams may be viewed by clicking on the Exam Scheduling Site.  After logging in, click on “Upcoming Exams” in the upper left hand side of the screen.
  11. Students must schedule their exams so that their exam duration (including extended time) fits within the TAC’s hours of operations.  Therefore, all exams will start at the scheduled time.  If the student chooses to show up late to the exam, they will lose that time.  Students will have the option of starting up to 30 minutes prior to when their exams are scheduled.  However, the student will not receive extra time for starting early.  Any variance or adjustments to this must be approved by the instructor and the TAC.
  12. Please click How to Schedule Your Exams for a short video.
Scheduling a Final Exam with Accommodations
  1. Students must discuss their Final Exam arrangement, in advance, with their instructor.
  2. Students must schedule their Final Exam during the appropriate time:
    • If a student receives 2.0 extended time, they may only schedule their Final Exams at 8:00 am or at 12:35 pm.
    • If a student receives no or 1.5 extended time, they may only schedule their Final Exams at 8:00 am or at 2:05 pm.
    • If a student receives breaks not counted against their time, they may only schedule their Final Exams at 8:00am.
    • Hours of Operation for Fall/Spring Final Exam sessions are Monday—Friday, 8:00 am—6:35 pm.
    • During the summer Final Exam session only, students must schedule their final exams to fit within the hours of operation for summer sessions.

Due to the high volume of students checking in for their exam, the check in process may take longer than expected.  The exam start time will begin at the scheduled start time even if the student is in the process of checking in or getting setup. 

Students should arrive about 30-40 minutes before the exam is scheduled to start to check in with TAC Staff for their exam.  Students will not receive extra time for starting early but will receive their full extended time.  The Late Policy will apply to final exams.

Please visit the Taking Finals in the TAC for more information.

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Changing or Canceling an Exam
  1. Students should be able to adjust their exam schedule or cancel the exam through the TAC app in MyAccessCenter (MAC).  MAC is the same location in which students access their Letter of Accommodations (LOA).
  2. When students adjust their exams schedule, the instructor and the TAC will need to approve it.  Please notify your instructor with explanation of why the schedule has been adjusted immediately.
  3. In some cases, it may be necessary to contact the Emergency Dean at (217) 333-0050 to reschedule exams depending on the course requirements.
Checking the Status of An Exam

Students are able to view their exam schedule and the status of the exam through the TAC portal in MyAccessCenter (MAC).  MAC is the same location in which students access their Letter of Accommodations (LOA).  The student should contact their instructor to ensure they approve the exam and provide the exam in a timely manner. 

Online Exams

Registered DRES students taking online exams should be proctored remotely in the same manner as the rest of the class utilizing the academic accommodations specified in their Letter of Accommodations. Therefore, exams should not be scheduled to be proctored by the TAC. If instructors or students have questions about remote accommodations, they can reach out to the TAC ( or 217-333-4604) or the student’s Access Specialist (listed at the end of the Letter of Accommodation) to initiate further discussion. We are happy to help!