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Testing Accommodations for Current Students

  • Before booking any tests, you must be registered with Accessible Learning Services and receive test accommodations in your accommodation plan.

    For more information on how to register with Accessible Learning Services, please call (416) 415-5000 ext. 2622, or click here to visit Accessbile Learning Services website.

    Assessment Centre Policies and Procedures

    • Students who wish to book a test in the Assessment Centre are expected to book either online, through email, through the hotline number, or in person. Please see the information on each of these options below.

    • The Assessment Centre requires 7 calendar days advance notice of test bookings. If a booking is made with less than 7 calendar days’ notice in advance, the appointment cannot be guaranteed.  If there are extenuating circumstances that you do not feel comfortable discussing with the Assessment Centre staff about, please contact your Accessibility Consultant as soon as possible.

    • It is the responsibility of the student to let their Professor know that they will be writing in the centre.
    • If one-to-one support (i.e. reader or scribe) is part of your testing accommodations and is required for a test, the Assessment Centre requires 7 calendar days advance notice of this request. If this is requested with less than 7 calendar days’ notice in advance, the request cannot be guaranteed.
    • Please show up to your appointment 5 minutes beforehand so that we can check you in.

    • If you show up late for your test, we may not be able to let you write (depending on professor instructions). 

    • No food or drink (besides water) are allowed in the testing room.

    • Please take what you need from your pencil case and leave the case itself with the rest of your belongings.

    • No cell phones, laptops, tablets, smart watches or other electronic devices are allowed in the testing room. If a student is found with any of these devices, it is considered cheating and their instructor will be informed.

    • If a memory aid or formula sheet are part of your accommodation, they must be approved beforehand by your instructor. Assessment Centre staff require proof of approval and the aid must be submitted with the test.

    How to Book

    Booking Online:

    Please click here to Access Online Booking

    For more information on how to book a test online, please visit our Online Booking Information page.

    Booking through Email:

    Email your campus's book test email (found on the right hand menu of this page). Please make sure to provide the following information:

    1. Name
    2. Student ID Number
    3. Phone Number
    4. Date and Time of In Class Test and Appointment Date and Time
    5. Subject
    6. Instructor’s Name
    7. Need for one-to-one support (reader and/or scribe)
    8. Duration of the Test


    Booking through the AC Hotline:

    Call 416.415.5000 Ext: 2624 and leave a message. Please make sure to provide the following information:

    1. Name
    2. Student ID Number
    3. Phone Number
    4. Date and Time of In Class Test and Appointment Date and Time
    5. Subject
    6. Instructor’s Name
    7. Need for one-to-one support (reader and/or scribe)
    8. Duration of the Test


    Booking in Person:

    To book in person, please visit your campus Assessment Centre at the following locations:

    St James Campus - Building SJA, Room 275A

    Casa Loma Campus - Library Learning Commons, Room C343 

    Waterfront Campus - Library Learning Commons, Room 532A

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What if I didn’t book my test with 7 days notice?

    The Assessment Centre requires 7 days notice for all test bookings. Late booking requests (any request under 7 days) will not be guaranteed. The Assessment Centre will not accept walk-ins (students with no confirmed appointment) on the day of the test.

    Can my professor book an appointment for my test for me?

    No. Students must book their own appointments if they want to write in the Assessment Centre.

    What if I have a question for my professor while writing in the Assessment Centre?

    The Assessment Centre staff will attempt to reach your professor by phone/ email or (when possible) walk you to the classroom to ask the question directly. In cases where it is not possible to contact your professor, you should note your concern on the exam paper and the staff will document the attempt to contact your teacher. The Assessment Centre will only be able to contact your teacher/walk you to class one time per test, so please make sure to look over your whole test before we attempt contact.

    What happens if I’m sick and cannot attend the test?  

    If you cannot attend your test at the Assessment Centre, it is required that you immediately contact your instructor to discuss options. If permission to reschedule is granted, please contact the Assessment Centre to rebook. All rescheduling of tests must be approved by your instructor.

    I think I need to add or change a test accommodation on my accommodation plan. Can this be done at the Assessment Centre?

    No. Only your Accessibility Consultant can make changes to your plan, based on the documents you have submitted to them. In order to see if an accommodation can be added or modified, you would have to speak with them.

    I have a week to complete my Blackboard test, do I have to make an appointment if I want to write in the Assessment Centre?

    All accommodated testing, including online/Blackboard testing, must be booked with the Assessment Centre (AC) with 7 days notice.  Please note that the AC staff does not have access to Blackboard settings, therefore, please ensure that your Instructor has considered your accommodated time.

    What if I’m late for my test?

    The Assessment Centre does not compensate students for time lost due to late arrival. If you arrive more than 30 mins after the arrange start time, you will not be permitted to write in the AC until written permission has been granted by your instructor.

    What If I get hungry, or need a smoke break?

    Students are prohibited from consuming food or drinks (with the exception of a water), during testing at the Assessment Centre. However, you may make arrangements with the AC staff to have a supervised short break to consume a snack outside of the testing room (but still in the centre). Please inform your ALS consultant if you have a documented medical need to have food or drink during your tests. Smoke breaks will not be permitted during testing.

    Where do I put my stuff during my test?

    Only items needed for the test will be allowed into the test room.  While we do recommend leaving your stuff (including your phone!) in your personal locker if you have one, the Assessment Centre has cubbies (only at St. James and Casa Loma) and lockers for bag and coat storage as well. The lockers require a $1.00 loonie deposit (or for Waterfront Campus students a $0.25 quarter deposit) to lock that you will get back once you finish your test and retrieve your items. Please note that if you are leaving your stuff in our centre, we cannot be responsible for stolen, lost, or misplaced items.

    Ryerson Students

    Students who are in the ECE program at the Ryerson University campus and require testing accommodations will write their tests in the Ryerson test centre.

    For more information, please visit Ryerson's test centre website.

    If you are an ECE student who is taking an elective located at another GBC campus, please book at that campus only for that elective course.