Testing Accommodations -- Office of Accessibility & Accommodation Services (OAA)

**The TPP, Suite D testing site in Hillsboro is only staffed when testing is scheduled.  The OAA staff offices are located on the Forest Grove campus, Clark Hall, 2nd floor, rooms 226 & 227A.  Gratia or Kim only travel to the TPP testing site for scheduled exams and are otherwise at the OAA office in Clark Hall. **

To schedule exams with extended time:

After you have received the OAA Accommodation Notification for the current semester, discuss with your professor(s) your extra time accommodation and any other information that you think will be helpful to them. Determine with your instructor if extended time exams are best administered by them, or by the OAA.   If you plan to take your exams at the OAA, please let your instructor(s) know at the start of the semester.  

  • If you and your professor prefer you have your exams proctored by the OAA: 
    • For Forest Grove students this takes place in Clark Hall, 2nd floor, check-in at room 226;
    • For Hillsboro students this will take place at the Tuality Professional Plaza (TPP), Suite D (730 SE Oak St) unless you are notified otherwise)**.   
      • Be sure to make arrangements with the OAA at least a week in advance so that we'll know in advance if we'll have a room and staff available to proctor you.  In cases where the OAA is unable to proctor you at the TPP, we will make arrangements with your academic program to provide your testing accommodations. 
  • Some professors like you to go to the classroom or their office early for a "head start" on the exam, or may be willing to stay longer after the class
  • Some professors have access to a separate room near the classroom which they can monitor while administering the exam to the class

 To schedule an exam to be administered at the OAA, call, email, or stop by the OAA to give Gratia the dates and times of your upcoming exams.  Gratia or Kim will email a confirmation to you and your professor a week or so before each exam scheduled to be taken in the OAA.

To take Exams with use of a Computer

If you have an accommodation requiring use of a computer during an otherwise non computer exam (ie. for use of speech-to-text, typing response, spell-check, other) you must schedule the accommodated exam at least one-week in advance to ensure the OAA has the necessary equipment available to accommodate you. 

  • Again, be sure to schedule your exams with the OAA at least a week in advance so that we're sure to have a room and a computer for you!  Gratia or Kim will email a reminder notice to you and your professor a week or so before each exam scheduled to be taken at the OAA.
    • For Forest Grove students this takes place in Clark Hall, 2nd floor, check-in at room 226;
    • For Hillsboro students this will take place at the Tuality Professional Plaza (TPP), Suite D (730 SE Oak St) unless you are notified otherwise)**.   
      • Be sure to make arrangements with the OAA at least a week in advance so that we'll know in advance if we'll have a room and staff available to proctor you.  In cases where the OAA is unable to proctor you at the TPP, we will make arrangements with your academic program to provide your testing accommodations. 
  • The professor may prefer that you take the exam near the classroom, using your or his/her equipment which is fine if that is what works best for both of you.

To Take an Exam in a Segregated Space/Low Distraction

Even if this accommodation is mentioned on the OAA Accommodation Notification shared with you and your professor, please let your instructor(s) know at the start of the semester if you plan to take your exams at the OAA.    

  • For exams to be administered at the OAA, please schedule the exam day and time with us at least a week in advance so that we're sure to have a room for you!  Gratia or Kim will email a reminder notice to you and your professor a week or so before each exam scheduled to be taken in the OAA.
    • For Forest Grove students this takes place in Clark Hall, 2nd floor, check-in at room 226;
    • For Hillsboro students this will take place at the Tuality Professional Plaza (TPP), Suite D (730 SE Oak St) unless you are notified otherwise)**.   
      • Be sure to make arrangements with the OAA at least a week in advance so that we'll know in advance if we'll have a room and staff available to proctor you.  In cases where the OAA is unable to proctor you at the TPP, we will make arrangements with your academic program to provide your testing accommodations. 
  • The professor may prefer that you take the exam near the classroom which is fine if that is what works best for both of you.