Where to Start

When you are approved for exam accommodations, start by talking with your instructor about the best way to implement your accommodations in their course. Some instructors can provide accommodations within their departments while others may refer you to the Exam Accommodation Center (EAC).

Before you Schedule at the EAC

All exams taken at the Exam Accommodations Center (EAC) must be scheduled in advance after a referral from your instructor. Prior to scheduling exams, check that you have done the following:

  1. Submitted your Semester Request for the current semester and Notification Letters have been sent.
  2. Met with your instructor to discuss accommodations. You will only be able to use the EAC for exams if your instructor plans to refer you here. 

Exam Appointments

All testing appointments can be scheduled through Accommodate or by calling the EAC at 515-294-5197.

When coming in for a testing appointment, you will need your student ID and any materials your professor has approved for your exam (for example a calculator, notes sheet, etc.)

Allowed and Prohibited Items

Allowed Items

  • Drinks in clear, unlabeled bottles
  • Any resources allowed by your instructor (All written resources must be turned in after completing an exam)
  • Any items you have approved accommodations for

Prohibited Items (unless approved with accommodations)

  • Cell phones or other electronic devices
  • Watches (analog and digital)
  • Food or medicines
Hixon-Lied Lobby
Front desk at the exam accommodations center
Entrance to the low distraction testing room with cubbies for personal items
Top photo shows the lobby area of the Hixson Lied building. Bottom left photo shows the front desk and lobby of the Exam Accommodations Center. Bottom right photo shows the cubbies for personal items and the entrance to the low distraction testing room.

Virtual Tour of the EAC

Swipe through the photos to see the inside of the EAC and where it is located.