Testing And Test Scheduling

ARC provides testing accommodations in a quiet and secure space. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule exams with the Testing Center. More details can be found in the ARC Testing Agreement Form.

Please schedule exams at least one week before the planned exam date. Students may use their course syllabus to schedule all of their exams for the semester.

We understand that exam dates may change. Contact the Testing Center as soon as possible if your exam has been rescheduled. Please schedule your exams with the Testing Center even if you are not sure you will take them at ARC. It is much easier for us to cancel an exam rather than find a testing space at the last minute.

Schedule your exam.

ARC Testing Integrity Expectations

As stipulated in the UNM Catalog, Student Code of Conduct, and the UNM Pathfinder, "Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in academic and professional matters.” Academic integrity includes, but is not limited to, honesty in quizzes, examinations, and assignments; properly acknowledging the work of others in papers, theses, and dissertations; and following ethical practices when conducting research.

Upon signing their testing agreement and/or utilizing testing accommodations at Accessibility Resource Center, students recognize UNM’s standards for academic honesty and pledge to continue to abide by these standards at Accessibility Resource Center. Students utilizing testing accommodations at ARC acknowledge that any and all instances of academic dishonesty will be reported in detail to their faculty and/or the Dean of Students.

If there are any questions about what academic integrity entails at ARC’s Testing Center, students are welcome to ask an ARC staff member for more details.

Examples of Testing Accommodations

The following are common testing accommodations. All decisions regarding accommodation requests, including others not listed below, are made in consultation with the student's Accommodations Specialist and in accordance with UNM Policy 2310

The testing accommodation of Extended time applies only to timed assessments, quizzes and tests that must be started and finished in a single testing session. It does not apply to take-home tests or any other type of test that can be paused and then resumed at a later time. For online tests, the accommodation applies only to the test itself, not to the window of time when the test is available to be taken. It is the student’s responsibility to make the request for extended time through the Accessibility Resource Center.

In addition to extended time, students may require additional assistance during the exam process. Assistance may include one or more of the following:

  • Use of a reader/scribe
  • Reduced-distraction environment
  • Use of a computer for short answer/essay sections
  • CCTV
  • Adaptive software
  • Alternative format such as Braille or large print
  • Enlarged format

The ARC testing center has computers with adaptive software and other adaptive equipment available for students who need to use it as part of their approved testing accommodations. The software and equipment available at ARC includes the following:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (PC and Mac) 
  • JAWS (PC Only)
  • Read & Write (PC and Mac) 
  • ZoomText (PC Only) 
  • Colored overlays
  • CCTV
  • Perkins Braillewriter

For online tests, the accommodation of extended time applies only to the test itself, not to the window of time when the test is available to be taken. It is the student’s responsibility to request extended time on online quizzes and tests by contacting the ARC testing center.

To schedule extended time for an online exam, please know if the online exam is proctored or if you can take the exam anywhere. To request the extended time, drop by the ARC testing center, phone 277-1510, or email them at arctesting@unm.edu and list the classes that have online quizzes or tests. You will not need to give us the dates of the tests unless a live proctor is required. The ARC testing center will send an email to your professors to notify them of the extended time and ask them to set it up for all quizzes and tests for the remainder of the semester.

When it is time to take the exam, open and look at your exam as soon as it becomes available to ensure your accommodation is in place, even if you are not intending to take the exam at that time. If there are any questions or concerns when you open your online exam, please email your instructor with the concern and include arctesting@unm.edu in your email.

Accommodations for unannounced quizzes are arranged on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the testing coordinator as soon as you are made aware of pop quizzes so we can begin the discussion with your professor to work out the details of providing the accommodations.