Prepare for exam success at Durham College

Fall has arrived, and it will soon be time for students to take their mid-term exams.

At Durham College (DC), we offer a wide range of services that can help you feel confident and prepared when you enter the exam room.

We’re here to help you succeed. Read on to ensure you’ll be ready when it’s time to put your knowledge to the test.

Access and Support Centre (ASC)

Accessibility is critical at DC. Students with an exceptionality, or who had an individualized education plan (IEP) in high school, can register with the ASC to learn about the resources available to them. At exam time, those resources include quiet spaces to study and assistive technology like screen readers and recording devices.

More information is available online and at the ASC office.

Campus Library

Whether you need to do some research or would just like a quiet place to study, the library is a natural choice.

For a great place to focus, try the Fireside Reading Room, or one of the silent study rooms. If you prefer privacy, group study rooms are available for booking.

You can also take advantage of The Learning Portal. Developed by College Libraries Ontario, it’s full of tools to help you maximize your studying efforts.

Student Academic Learning Services (SALS)

SALS offers a number of academic supports to students who are preparing for their exams.

Appointments with learning specialists are available, as are virtual workshops on test and exam prep. Students can also register for SALS ONLINE, where they’ll find a number of educational modules, including one all about preparing for exams.

Test Centre

If you need a quiet and comfortable place to write your exam, look no further than the Test Centre.  

Students registered with the ASC can make an appointment if they require accommodations that can’t be met in the classroom. Some examples of these accommodations include extra time to complete a test, a quieter location, ergonomic chairs, and readers and scribes who can read and/or write the test at the student’s direction.

Though primarily intended for students with ASC accommodations, exceptions can be made for non-accommodated students with the consent of a teacher.

Students at both the Oshawa and Whitby campuses have access to a test centre on-site, and must book their test time online, at least seven days in advance.

For more information, visit the website.  

Wellness Directory

To perform at your best in the classroom, you need to take care of yourself. Our Wellness Directory puts all of our wellness supports and resources at your fingertips. They’re organized by the eight dimensions of wellness: physical, occupational, social, mental, spiritual, intellectual, environmental and financial. As you prepare for your exams, the intellectual dimension will be particularly helpful, with its focus on goal setting, time management, study habits and more.

With all of these resources at your fingertips, you have everything you need to ace your next exam.