DSS Testing Accommodations

DSS students can receive testing accommodations for in-person exams and online exams at the Pleasant Hill campus and the San Ramon campus.  The request procedure for accommodated exams is the same for either campus.

Request In-Person Exam Testing Accommodations

Taking In-Person Tests on Campus

Students who are enrolled in DSS and authorized for test-taking accommodations may use the "In-Person Testing" button on their DSS Canvas page a minimum of 3-7 school days (not counting weekends or holidays) prior to every test/quiz they wish to have proctored by DSS. 

Once a request is submitted, DSS will contact the student through InSite email to confirm the DSS scheduling of the test. Please check your InSite email often.  Test proctoring will take place at the same campus from where the course originates, Pleasant Hill or San Ramon.

Please email Ron Tenty if you have any testing questions or if you need training on submitting the Digital Proctoring Form (DPF)

Request Online Exam Testing Accommodations

Extended Time for Online Exams

Eligible DSS students may receive time accommodations for online exams. Submit the Online Exams and Quizzes Testing Accommodation Form and DSS will contact instructors to adjust your time setting. Please note that DVC instructors require a minimum of two school days notice (not counting weekends or holidays) to adjust the software.

If your online exam is proctored in the classroom, please fill out both the Online Exams and Quizzes Testing Accommodations Form and the DSS In-Person Exam/Quiz form. The online form is required to be submitted only once per semester and the in-person form needs to be submitted 3-7 school days prior to each exam (weekends and holidays do not count).

Please email Ron Tenty if you have any testing questions or do not see your time modified.