Bakersfield College

DSPS Staff

Testing Accommodations

Persons with disabilities who might require testing accommodations should contact Disabled Student Programs and Services. In compliance with federal and state laws, Bakersfield College assures each student an equal opportunity to demonstrate competency or knowledge in a subject area at each point in the educational process. Students with disabilities are expected to demonstrate the same competency or knowledge as other students.

Accommodations are made on an individual basis. Such accommodations may include, but are not limited to, an extension of time, the use of a computer, the use of a calculator, and, where appropriate to the disability, an alternative mode of assessment. These tests take place in the Assessment Center.

Testing Accommodations Form


  1. Discuss your need for special testing accommodations with each instructor at the beginning of the semester. If requested, show your instructor a copy of your approved Accommodations Checklist. It is not necessary for you to discuss the details of your disability with your instructor unless you want to. It may be best to see your instructor during office hours.
  2. One week before each test, pick up a copy of the Test Accommodations Form from the Assessment Center located in the Finlenson Center. Provide the form to the instructor to complete their portion, then return it to the Assessment Center at least 3 days before the test. If you have any questions, call 395.4735.
  3. If possible, remind your instructor of special testing arrangements before the test.
  4. You will be required to take the test on the same day as the rest of your class, unless other arrangements are made.
  5. Once you begin the test, you will not be allowed to leave the testing area until the test is completed. You should discuss any personal needs with the Accommodations Coordinator ahead of time.
  6. Your completed test will be returned to the instructor according to the arrangements detailed on the Test Accommodations Form.
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