The Testing Center provides a secure, comfortable, and minimally distractive environment for Duke undergraduates. Students can take exams in the Testing Center if they have been granted testing accommodations by the Student Disability Access Office (SDAO), granted temporary test taking supports by the ARC, or need to complete a make up exam due to an approved absence.
To use this service students must submit a Semester Request with SDAO, be granted testing accommodations, and be enrolled in a course with a professor who uses the Testing Center to provide testing accommodations.
For the Fall 2020 semester, exams are administered Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm in person/on campus or remotely via Zoom. Hours are extended for late afternoon and evening exams.
Start times for exams must be the same as in-class administration of the exam. Exceptions will only be made for accommodation related time adjustments and must be approved by the instructor.
In Person/On Campus Exam Appointments
lf you have received SDAO accommodations, ARC temporary accommodations, are completing a make-up exam, and will be testing on campus, schedule your appointment using the link below.
Off Campus/Remote Exam Appointments
lf you have received SDAO accommodations, ARC temporary accommodations, are completing a make-up exam, and will be testing off campus, schedule your appointment using the link below.
- Complete a Semester Request with SDAO and share your letter of accommodation with your instructors each semester. Submit your request to SDAO as soon as possible each semester to ensure you are granted testing accommodations in time to receive them on your first exam. Deadlines for submitting requests can be found on the SDAO website.
- Check your syllabus to learn how your instructors will provide testing accommodations. If you cannot find this information in your syllabus, talk with your instructor in person.
- Review the Testing Center Practices and Procedures so you can know what to expect when you arrive.
- Schedule a testing appointment with the Testing Center in a timely manner. Exam booking appointments should be created well in advance of the testing date and a minimum of one week (7 consecutive days) in advance.
- Please note that no correspondence via phone or email will occur outside of business hours.
Prepare For Exam Day
- Review the Practices and Procedures of the Testing Center so you know what to expect when you arrive.
- Visit the Testing Center before your very first exam to avoid getting lost.
- Get plenty of rest the night before and eat a nutritious breakfast on the day of testing.
- Arrive a few minutes early to your appointment and take time to relax before beginning your exam.
- Keep your thoughts positive - you can do this!