Exam Accommodations | Pepperdine University

Exam Accommodations

The DSO is prepared to assist professors by providing alternate testing rooms and proctors during office hours (8:00am-5:00pm).  The following are a few answers to questions professors may have when assisting students with exam accommodations. 

1. How do I know what exam accommodations to provide?

Students who are approved should provide you with an updated accommodation letter specifically detailing their accommodations.  Exam accommodations may include but are not limited to: 

  • Extended time 
  • Distraction-reduced environment
  • Use of a word processor
  • Enlarged text
  • Scribe
  • Reader

2. What constitutes a distraction-reduced environment?

A distraction-reduced environment is a testing locale with minimal interruptions and noise.  Smaller classrooms with few students or a quiet office would be suitable.  It is important to discuss the testing environment with the student in order to determine the appropriateness of the testing environment.

3. Should I contact Disability Services if I am providing the exam accommodations on my own?

It is not necessary for the instructor to contact our office if providing exam accommodations without assistance from the DSO. 

4. How do students request exam proctoring from Disability Services? 

Students should refer to the Implementation Guidelines posted and also attached to their accommodation letters when seeking exam accommodations. 


Please email or call (310-506-6500) if you have any questions or concerns about providing exam accommodations.