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What does Student Disability Services do?

Students with disabilities at TAMU-Commerce are encouraged to participate in all aspects of campus life.  Therefore, Student Disability Services (SDS) provides services to students with disabilities to ensure accessibility to university programs. SDS offers accommodations counseling, evaluation referral, disability-related information and resources, adaptive technology counseling and equipment, testing accommodations, and interpreter services for academically related purposes. SDS does not provide disability evaluations, tutoring, attendants, scholarships, or pay for personal expenses; however, we will provide referral information.

Scheduling Exams:

  • Students are required to sign up for an exam 5 business days in advance. You may sign up online by completing the assistive testing request form through the

    online portal, under Alternative Testing.

    Please do not rely on the instructor to automatically send the test to SDS!  If you need assistance with registering for your exam, please use the "Instructions to Schedule Exams".  If you have further questions, please contact SDS at (903) 886-5173.

  • All exams will be administered at the regularly scheduled date/time of the class, unless SDS receives advance approval from the instructor in writing to administer the exam at an alternate date/time.
  • In order to maintain integrity of the testing center and the exams being administered, please review the Testing Center Information.
  • The Testing Center in the SD office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All exams must be scheduled such that they are completed, with extended time, by the time SDS closes at 5 p.m.

Taking Your Exam:

  • Punctuality is essential! Our staff scheduling and testing room appointments are set by need. Variation from the schedule may cause undue disturbance and disruption to yours and other exam/quiz accommodations. You would not be late for an exam in class; the same courtesy applies at SDS.
  • There is a 20 minute hold period. If you have not arrived at SDS within 20 minutes of the scheduled time of the exam, your exam will be returned to the professor whether or not you call to say you will be late. It is then up to you to talk with your professor to request a make-up exam. The professor is not required to grant a make-up exam due to tardiness.
  • You will only be allowed to use the amount of time endorsed by your professor with extended time added.
  • Your allowable time to take the exam starts at the scheduled time of the exam. If your exam is being picked up at the class or from the professor, your allowable time starts when the exam arrives at SDS. Your allowable time starts even if you call to say you will be late. Your punctuality is a must!
  • You will only be allowed to use the items your professor has approved in writing for the exam.
  • You are to supply ALL necessary exam materials.
  • The testing rooms are monitored.
  • Breaks and trips to the restroom must be approved by SDS staff.
  • You are allowed to wear ear plugs to assist in reducing distractions.
  • Cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room. They will be collected by SDS staff and returned at the completion of the exam.
  • Anyone found cheating will be required to surrender his/her exam and the instructor will be notified. The testing room is monitored on a regular basis.

Changing Exam Dates/Times:

  • If the student has scheduled the exam incorrectly, SDS cannot guarantee that we will be able to administer the exam.
  • If the exam date/time changes for any reason, it is the student's responsibility to modify their exam registration through the online portal.

Online Students:

Although Texas A&M University-Commerce is working diligently to ensure all online course content is accessible, students with disabilities should always register for accommodations.  Registering with Student Disability Services can assist in preventing encounters with inaccessible online content and expedite the solution process so not to hinder the student's educational experience.

Off-Site Locations:

If you have questions about testing accommodations at one of the off-site locations, contact the appropriate person from the list below.

Additional off-site testing locations and proctors will be determined. Contact for further information.

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