New Testing Procedures

In an effort to provide ADS students with effective and flexible services, ADS is moving from the paper based “Request for Test Accommodations’’ form to an online “Alternative Testing Contract.”

ADS is asking instructors to:

  • Provide all proctoring instructions via our online software, by completing a one-time Alternative Testing Contract.
  • Upload all exams via the online software.
  • Provide detailed information regarding allocated time.

Benefits include:

  • Less burdensome alternative testing process for both students and instructors.
  • Allows real-time changes and updates to proctoring instructions.
  • Upload feature allows you to submit your exam easily and from the comfort of your home.

Walk-In Dates/Hours:

ADS will be offering walk-in hours to answer any questions instructors may have regarding this new procedure:

  • Tuesday, August 22, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 24, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Accommodation Letters

If you have a student that is eligible to receive accommodations at Harper College you will receive an official letter via email titled “Notification of Approved Accommodations.”

Things to keep in mind:

  • The listed accommodations are reasonable and approved in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you feel the accommodation is not reasonable for a particular reason, please contact Becky, the Manager for Accommodation Services, at 847.925.6266.
  • Even though students can request accommodations anytime during the semester, ADS strongly encourages them to submit their accommodation requests online as early as possible and speak with their instructor about their accommodations at the beginning of the semester.
  • Students cannot request accommodations retroactively.
  • If you have any questions regarding accommodations, please contact the ADS staff member listed on the notification.

For more information, please contact the ADS: Building I, Room I103, 847.925.6266,

Accommodating Students: Your ADS Backpack

Stop by the Fall 2017 Faculty/Staff Orientation Week event for more ADS information. View details.

Creating an Accessible Learning Environment for Students with Disabilities

Would you like to enhance your knowledge of students with disabilities and how to best serve them? Register for this GEC course being offered Fall 2017. Learn more & register.