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Receiving Test Accommodations

1. Meet with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Meet with a coordinator in Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) to determine appropriate testing accommodations.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
G-664 Haven Hall
505 South State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
(734) 763-3000
ssdoffice@umich.edu

2. Obtain a Verified Individualized Services & Accommodations (VISA) Letter

If appropriate, SSD representative will provide you with a Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations (VISA) letter .

3. Discuss Your VISA with Your Instructor

  • Discuss your VISA with your instructor within the first two weeks of class, or immediately upon receiving the letter.
  • Please ensure your instructor is aware of all your accommodation needs  (i.e. If a computer is needed and the specific reasons you need a computer as outlined on your VISA form).

4. Confirm Accommodation Arrangements with Instructor

Work with the Instructor to receive appropriate testing accommodations in the classroom or department.

  • To provide equity and inclusion, the default should be that test accommodations are facilitated by the instructor in the classroom or department.
  • Understand that in normal circumstances, extended-time accommodations are the responsibility of the instructor and are a low priority for the Testing Accommodation Center (TAC).

If appropriate testing accommodations cannot be facilitated by the instructor, ask that they complete a reservation request at the Testing Accommodation Center (TAC) Reservation Site.

  • Understand that a request for test accommodations may not necessarily result in a test reservation in the Testing Accommodation Center.
  • Reservations are made on a "first-come, first-served" basis, as space is limited.
  • Reservation requests by your instructor must be made no later than two weeksbefore a quiz or exam and no later than thirty days before a final exam. 
  • If a reservation cannot be secured, it is the instructor's responsibility to provide the accommodations.

If the test reservation request has been approved, you will receive an e-mail from the Testing Accommodation Center.

  • The email confirmation will include location, date and time of arrival, and other important information regarding your reservation/s.
  • Please check your SPAM folder as TAC emails may not be found in your inbox.