Taking Exams with DSO

Students should contact their instructors to implement testing accommodations and schedule all of their tests within the first two weeks of the semester. The DSO understands that this may not be possible in all circumstances and will provide its best effort to assist the student and instructor in implementing accommodations.  When an instructor is unable to provide testing accommodations within their department, there may be available space within the DSO.   Students should schedule all of their tests and final exams for the semester as soon as the instructor has indicated the need to test with the DSO.  Space is extremely limited on campus and a delay in scheduling may risk the opportunity to use accommodations. Please be aware that the DSO is not able to pass out parking passes for students taking exams. You will need to park on campus where you normally park and either catch the bus or allow for walking to get to your scheduled exam on time. 

2017 Fall Semester Exams Google Doc (Difficulty Scheduling and Wait List)

To take a test at the DSO:

  1. Log in to the DSO Portal and click “Book a midterm, test or quiz” or “Book a final exam”.
  2. Exams must be scheduled no less than 3 days before the exam.  The ‘scheduling’ day (when you go online) and day of the exam do NOT count as business days.  Example, for a Friday exam, it must be scheduled no later than the preceding Monday at 11:59 PM.  (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the complete business days).  All tests should be booked for the same time and day as the class, unless otherwise specified by the instructor or when prohibited by the students course schedule.  Any student scheduling tests without explicit authorization from the instructor will be seen as violating the honor code.
  3. Contact the Testing Coordinator dso-testing@ncsu.edu with any questions.

Printable Checklist with Chart This link will open in a new window

See the Step-by-Step Scheduling Instructions page for more details on the scheduling process.

See the Testing Information for Students page for more detailed information about taking tests / exams at the DSO.

Tests for Distance Education courses:

The Disability Services Office does not provide testing space for Distance Education courses.  Instead, you will need to make arrangements with the DELTA Testing Center.  To do so, download and send a copy of the accommodation letter via e-mail to dso-deltatesting@ncsu.edu , notify DELTA that you wish to schedule the tests with accommodations and specify which accommodations you wish to use.

Please see the following websites for more information.

DELTA – http://distance.ncsu.edu/testing-services/

Engineering Online – http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/

Testing Hours

From 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM in the First Year College Commons building during class days of the semester;

Final Exams: From 8 AM until 2 PM and 2PM until 8 PM at all locations unless otherwise noted.