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San Diego State University

Student Disability Services

Accommodated Testing

During your time at SDSU, you may be expected to take tests and exams in several categories, including quizzes, tests and final that are part of your classroom experiences, University placement and competency tests such as the ELM, MPT and WPA and possibly National Tests, such as the L-SAT for entrance into law school.

Classroom Exams

Through appropriate SDS authorization, students with documented disabilities may utilize classroom test accommodations at the Calpulli Center test facility.  This may include extended test time, readers, writers, tests in alternative format, or a quiet testing environment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled as an SDSU student and currently registered with Student Disability Services
  • Have specific documentation of disability-related need and authorization of accommodating testing
  • Read and follow the Procedures for Receiving Accommodated Testing packet that you received from your SDS Counselor

Requesting Service

Once you have been authorized to receive test accommodations and satisfy eligibility requirements, visit the Test Accommodation Center in Calpulli 1300 to make your request. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Gov, Test Accommodation Coordinator, at 619-594-7722.

University exams

SDS students can register for SDSU Campus tests through the online system of Student Testing, Assessment and Research and, if currently authorized, receive SDS accommodations. There are no SDS tests listed, but if a student's SDSU Red ID number and personal information are entered to register for a campus test (by the registration deadline date), a test with accommodations will automatically be offered.

National exams

SDS may be able to assist in requesting accommodations (similar to those that you receive for SDSU exams) for national exams such as the GRE, Praxis, and LSAT.  Check the test's application booklet for deadlines and procedures for requesting accommodations.

Requesting Service

Download, complete, and submit the Accommodation Request for National Exams. (Please submit to Student Disability Services in Calpulli 3101.) Please allow at least 72 hours (3 working days) for your request to be processed through SDS.

Test Accommodation Center

photo of students in the Test Accommodation Center

Calpulli Center, Suite 1300 (first floor)

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm (extended hours for test administration)

(619) 594-2643