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Exam Accommodations

Requesting Exam Accommodations

Click on a school below to see the standard operating procedures for requesting exam accommodations for a particular exam.

Caruso School of Law

Straus and Online Students:

Student Accessibility will coordinate with the Faculty Support Office to obtain exam information.

To receive exam accommodations:

  1. Complete a Semester Request each semester through student Wavenet account
  2. Communicate with your professor and program support staff regarding your extended time on your upcoming exams.

CSOL Exam Accommodations


J.D. Students:

Student Accessibility will coordinate with the Faculty Support Office to obtain exam information.

To receive exam accommodations:

  1. Complete a Semester Request each semester through student Wavenet account
  2. Complete an CSOL Exam Proctoring Form for each class

CSOL students with approved exam accommodations who are attending classes at the Malibu campus will need to complete an Exam Proctoring Form each semester for each class in which they are enrolled. In order to give our office time to provide accommodations, we ask that students complete this form at least two weeks before their first exam date and provide all exam dates (including finals) for the semester.

Please follow the instructions below and call (310.506.6500) or stop by the office (Student Assistance Center - SAC 105) with any questions.

  1. Complete the Student CSOL Exam Proctoring Form. Please check the title of the form to confirm it is for the correct term (i.e. Fall 2020).
    • Consult your syllabus for each class to find quiz and exam dates.
  2. Review Exam Policies. These policies will guide you as you schedule exams and consider your final exam schedule. We need to make sure exam policies are applicable.


Exam Policies

  • Submit an Exam Proctoring Request with at least two weeks' notice to guarantee accommodated testing.
  • Students who need to change the date of an exam should complete the Petition for Midterm of Final Exam Schedule Change. The form should be submitted online for approval to the Academic Dean at the School of Law.
  • This is best done at least two weeks ahead of the exam date, as space will be limited.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to reschedule exams.
  • Note: OSA defers to the School of Law in regard to any make-up, rescheduling, or emergency policies. The Academic Dean of the School of Law must approve any changes to exam dates.

CSOL Exam Accommodations

Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Students should contact a professor at least seven days before an exam/quiz, making sure the professor has a copy of a current academic accommodation letter. Professors may be able to provide accommodated testing.

If the professor is not able to proctor, contact the proctoring representative referenced in the GSEP Exam Accommodations document seven days before the exam to schedule proctoring. Note that the proctoring representative will need to see a current academic accommodation letter before administering the exam. Proctored exams are to be completed on the same day that the test is administered to the class.

Location notes:

  • WLA exam proctoring for Psychology students is generally available beginning at 4pm Monday through Thursday. Friday proctoring must be completed by 4pm. Saturday proctoring is an exception and only if proctors are available.
  • WLA exam proctoring for Education students is available during business hours, Monday through Friday.
  • The Irvine campus has proctoring available for all students on evenings and weekends when classes are in session.
  • Encino campus offers proctoring for all students during most afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.

Please note:

  • Re-scheduling of proctored exams is allowed only with permission of professor (late arrival may result in a shortened exam time)
  • Personal belongings are not allowed in the testing room.

GSEP Exam Accommodations

Seaver College (Undergraduate)

Seaver College students with approved exam accommodations will need to complete an Exam Proctoring Form each semester for each class in which they are enrolled. In order to give our office time to provide accommodations, we ask that students complete this form at least two weeks before their first exam date and provide all exam dates (including the final) for the semester.

Please follow the instructions below and call 310.506.6500 or stop by the office (Student Assistance Center - SAC 105) with any questions.

  1. Go to the Student Exam Proctoring Form. Please check the title of the form to confirm it is for the correct term (i.e. Fall 2020).
  2. Consult your syllabus for each class to find quiz and exam dates.
  3. Complete the Google Form at the above link.
  4. Review Exam and Final Exam Policies. These policies will guide you as you schedule exams and consider your final exam schedule.
  5. Press Submit. You will receive an email from Google with a copy of the form. Our office will then reach out to your professors two weeks before each exam will take place.

Exam Policies

  1. Submit an Exam Proctoring Request with at least two weeks' notice to guarantee a testing space with OSA
  2. Students who need to change the start time of exams due to extended time overlapping with another class should email the professor and copy student.accessibility@pepperdine.edu.  OSA must have professors' permission and a room available before confirming a time change.
    • This is best done at least one week ahead of the exam date, as space will be limited
    • It is the responsibility of the student to reschedule exams. OSA does not write notes to professors to excuse absences or tardies due to overlapping exams.
  3. Students who need to schedule a make-up exam must first notify professors and obtain permission to reschedule. Students should forward professor's written permission to student.accessibility@pepperdine.edu.

Please note: OSA defers to professor syllabi in regard to any make-up, rescheduling, or emergency policies. Professors must approve any changes to exam dates.

Important Dates for Final Exams

Students should confirm their final exam dates by checking the Final Exam Schedule posted for Seaver College and following the instructions below:

  1. Submit an Exam Proctoring Form by 5 PM on the Friday three weeks before the last day of classes to guarantee a testing space with OSA.
  2. If changes to exam start time or date are necessary, return a Change of Final Exam Form, completed by the professor, to the OSA by the Monday before finals.

Seaver College (Undergraduate) Exam Accommodations

School of Public Policy

Students should contact a professor at least seven days before an exam/quiz, making sure the professor has a copy of a current accommodation letter. Professors may be able to provide accommodated testing.

Refer to the SPP Exam Accommodations document to find the appropriate contact in the SPP Dean's Office. Students will need to arrange exam accommodations with the Professor or the appropriate contact at least seven days before an exam or quiz.

SPP Exam Accommodations

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Students should contact their professor at least two weeks before an exam/quiz, making sure the professor has a copy of a current accommodation letter.

If a professor is unable to proctor an exam, please work with the professor and the staff indicated in the PGBS exam accommodations guide to arrange proctoring.

PGBS Exam Accommodations