Saddleback College offers reasonable test accommodations to students with documented disabilities who are registered through the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) office.
To receive accommodated testing, you must first apply to Saddleback College’s DSPS office and also meet with a DSPS counselor to help determine eligibility. Eligibility for accommodations is based upon the nature of the disability and the course curriculum.
New & Returning Students
- Before scheduling your test, make sure you give your instructor a copy of your signed Academic Accommodation Plan and inform them you will be utilizing the Accommodated Testing center for tests.
- All tests must be submitted 7 days in advance.
- Make sure you are scheduling your test for the same date/time your class is taking it, otherwise your test request may result in a denial. Refer to the Accommodated Testing Center Policies and Procedures for what is expected of you.
- For Online classes, reach out to your instructor to give them a copy of your signed Academic Accommodation Plan and discuss the accommodations you would like to have for class.
- To schedule your tests, log-in to the Accommodated Testing Portal using your school email and password.
- At the beginning of the semester, sign in to the portal and use your class syllabus to schedule all your tests for the entire semester. If this is your first time using the Accommodated Testing Center, we recommend you schedule an orientation appointment with the Accommodated Testing Center DSPS Specialist by calling (949) 582-4424.
- Remember to give your instructor a copy of your signed Academic Accommodation Plan and discuss your accommodations with them prior to scheduling exams on the Accommodated Testing Portal.
- If you have questions regarding these accommodations or your eligibility for them, please feel free to contact the DSPS Main Office (949) 582-4885.
If determined eligible, you may qualify for one or more of the following accommodations:
- Sign Language Interpreter
- Extended time for testing
- A reader for the test
- A scribe service
- Alternate answering of questions; typing or taping, use of a word processor or oral response
- Modification of test format
- Oral test
- Size of print
- Size of space allowed for response
- Specially lined paper
- Alternatives to computer-scored answer sheet
- Adapted equipment