Test Modifications Services

Student eligibility

For the convenience of instructors, Disability Services offers test modification services to their students with disabilities, who are eligible for test modifications. 

Disability Services recommends that instructors ask students for verification of the right to reasonable modifications before they agreed to provide test modifications. Disability Services provides a letter of verification to students for this purpose. 

Testing facilities in Disability Services

Hours of Operations: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 
If exams are scheduled outside of our testing hours, students with disabilities contact the instructor to discuss alternative arrangements.

Security: Disability Services understands the academic rigors and safety measure that instructors undertake in administrating their exams. We take test security very seriously. We will report to the instructor when we observe a student using any unauthorized materials or resouces during an exam. We also stop an exam at any time if academic dishonesty is witnessed. 

Testing Rooms:
Private testing room with a computer and a video magnifier

  • 12 seats in the reduced distraction testing rooms
  • 4 computer testing seats
  • 2 private testing rooms  

Process

Policies

Instructor's Exam Instructions: Disability Services adheres strictly to the instructor's testing instructions. Changes to a test modification must be approved in writing by the instructor, even when the modification is as simple as a time change. 

Student's Late Arrival: If a student is up to 15 minutes late for a scheduled exam, Disability Services will subtract the time missed from the total time allowed for the exam. If a student is more than 15 minutes late, Disability Services will determine that the student is a “No Show” and the test will be returned to the instructor. The student will need to work with the instructor to complete a new test modification form to reschedule the test. 

Academic Dishonesty: Any student observed using any unauthorized materials or resource during an exam will be reported to the instructor. Disability Services has the right to stop an exam at any time if academic dishonesty is witnessed. Academic misconduct is subject to an academic penalty by the instructor and/or a disciplinary sanction by the University of Montana by the Student Conduct Code.  

Contacts

The Mountain Campus: Disability Services Test Modification Services at 406.243.4216 or by email: dss@umontana.edu 

The Missoula College East Campus: Contact Betsy Cincoski, Learning Center, at 406.243.7826 or betsy.cincoski@mso.umt.edu 

The Missoula College West Campus: Bernadine Gantert, Disability Services Coordinator, at 406.243.5306 or bernadine.gantert@umontana.edu

Bitterroot College: Kathleen O'Leary, Advising & Enrollment Services, at 406.375.0100 or kathleen.oleary@umontana.edu