Alternative Testing Policy

All members of the academic community are responsible for the academic integrity of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus. Students using the Disability Resource Center (DRC) exam proctoring services agree to adhere to the DRC Alternative Testing Policy and UNR Academic Standards Policy (UAM 6,502). If a violation of the Alternative Testing Policy occurs, the DRC reserves the right to suspend services and notify your instructor who will determine if sanctions should be brought for violation of the Alternative Testing Policy.

The following are prohibited under the Alternative Testing Policy and the Academic Standards Policy:

  • Receiving or providing unauthorized assistance during an exam.
  • Using notes, calculators or other electronic devices unless approved by your instructor prior to the exam.
  • Talking with someone other than a DRC employee or instructor during an exam.
  • Leaving the testing room once you have begun your exam.
  • Bringing any personal items including coats, hats, purses, backpacks, cell phones and/or any other electronic devices into the testing room. Food and/or beverages are also prohibited.
  • Use of tobacco or tobacco alternatives of any kind (including e-cigarettes, vaporizers and other electronic nicotine delivery systems).

The following rules also apply:

  • Students will be required to utilize their NSHE ID to check-in.
  • All testing materials will be provided by the Disability Resource Center, including but not limited to: scratch paper, blue books, scantrons, pens, pencils, and calculators.
  • Due to allergy and chemical sensitivities, please refrain from using perfume/ cologne on your scheduled exam day.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early and be prepared. Due to the large volume of exams, the DRC cannot extend the exam time if you are late.
  • In case of emergency or illness, students need to contact their instructor and the DRC office. Please keep in mind it is at the instructor's discretion for you to complete the exam at an alternate day/time.
  • It is the student's responsibility to keep track of their testing time. An attempt will be made to provide a time warning but cannot be guaranteed.