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Spring 2016 DRC Magazine

Disability Resource Center
(formerly Center for Access-Ability Resources*)

Exam Accomodation Deadlines

Please have your Exam Accomodation Form (EAF) completed and turned in, in person, to the DRC office three full business days prior to when you want to start the exam. For example, if you would like to take the exam on Monday at 9 a.m., the DRC needs your EAF by Wednesday at 9 a.m.

The Exam Accomodation Form is due on: If the exam is on:
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday

DRC Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

**Any students dropping off exam accommodation forms to the DRC should plan to do so during OFFICE HOURS (8 – 4:30 p.m.)

The building is locked promptly at 4:30 p.m. and students will not be able to access the DRC to schedule exams after that time.

New Testing Hours

As of May 20, 2016, the hours for accommodated testing at the Disability Resource Center have changed.

Fall/Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All exams must be completed by 5 p.m.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All exams must be completed by 4:30 p.m.

Summer session hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All exams must be completed by 4:30 p.m.

**Summer Session begins the Monday following Spring Finals Week and ends the Friday prior to the beginning of the Fall Semester.



The DRC welcomes students, faculty and staff to contact us regarding any questions you may have about the services we provide or how to implement disability accommodations.  The DRC is excited about new changes that have taken place as we look to revise our processes and move to the future.

One change for Spring 2013 Faculty and Students will see, is a new "Letter of Accommodation."  The office has made changes that will cause this letter to "look a little different."  The purpose of this letter remains the same.  The Letter of Accommodation identifies the accommodations students plan to use in their courses.  It is understood that students do not use all of their accommodations in all of their classes.  This is their right, as the need for accommodations is directly related to the design and delivery of the course instruction.  Should faculty or students have questions about how to implement the accommodations, they should contact the DRC office at: drc@niu.edu or phone: 815-753-1303.

* The name change was effective July 1, 2012 as a result of a best practices survey conducted by NIU.

A student’s disability is confidential information. If you have questions about an accommodation, please discuss it privately with the student and/or contact the DRC.