Accommodated Testing

The Test Centre provides a test and exam environment complete with accommodations for students with exceptionalities when those needs cannot be met in the classroom. In order to access accommodated testing at the Test Centre, students must be registered with the Access and Support Centre (ASC).

Students need to:

  • Review the Test Centre’s guide for information: DC – test registration how to with screenshots [PDF – 1.2 MB]
  • Book their assessments at the start of the term once course outlines are provided by signing up online.
  • Ensure they are booked at least seven (7) days before all testing dates. Assessments during weeks 13 and 14 must be booked three weeks prior to the end of the term.

Students who do not sign up at least 7-days prior to their test or exam date may be required to write their assessment with their class.


All Durham College policies and procedures apply in the Test Centre, including the Academic Integrity Policy.  Any breaches of academic integrity may result in student materials being confiscated and submitted to the appropriate professor for action.


Durham College students who are unable to write a test or exam that is booked with the Test Centre should:

  1. Contact their professor immediately. Faculty will determine whether a student will be permitted to write the test or exam on an alternate day.
  2. Contact the appropriate test centre to cancel the booking.
  3. Follow missed test process as outlined on our website
  4. A missed test is subject to the rescheduling fee if a new date/time is requested once booking is confirmed

Test Centres can be reached by email at:

Oshawa campus Test Centre at  or
Whitby campus Test Centre at


  • Durham College students who do not attend for a schedule assessment in the Test Centre may be subject to a $10 fee, applied to their student accounts.


    • Arrive 5 min prior to test start to secure personal items and complete check-in
    • Present valid ID (Government issued original (hardcopy) or TouchNet OneCard with photo or Durham College placement badge (with photo)
    • All electronics (smart body devices, phones, tables, iPods) must be turned off and placed in a TC locker
    • All personal items (coats, bags, notes) are to be secured in a TC locker
    • Only items required for the test will be permitted in the testing room
    • Only water is permitted in the testing room (approved accommodations excepted)
    • Personal laptops may be required for any laptop-based program and must be fully charged as charging ports may not be available
    • Mask are optional
    • TC Locker use permitted while in the testing room only – inform reception of the locker number being used


    • Check in and out at the main reception desk
    • Lower hoods (place hats in locker)
    • Place allowable aids on the desk
    • Refrain from writing on scrap paper until after the test has started
    • Student conversation is prohibited in the testing room
    • Return scrap paper, testing aids and test materials to the main reception desk or where indicated during finals
    • Return lock and key inside the locker