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.


Invigilation will be scheduled at the same time as the scheduled class time whenever possible.  In some instances, a change to the time and/or date of invigilation may be required to ensure services can be provided.  If a student requires a change to the start or end time of an assessment due to their accommodations, the student must ensure these changes are approved by faculty in advance of the testing date.

Students must arrive on time for their assessment invigilation, whether it is conducted in person or virtually. Students who arrive late will be permitted to write only if they arrive within 30 minutes of the scheduled start time for the class. 

Invigilation durations will not be adjusted for students who arrive up to 30 minutes late; they will have only the remaining time to complete the assessment/test.

Students who arrive more than 30 minutes late will not be permitted to write.  In such instances, it is a student responsibility to discuss eligibility to write a missed test with their faculty member. 

Students must remain under Test Centre invigilation for at least 30 minutes from the start time of those writing in class.

Irrespective of the above, specific program or course requirements regarding lateness and assessment integrity will apply.


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. 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.


    • Masks are optional
    • Cell phones, iPods, and other electronic devices must be turned off and placed in a bag or coat prior to entering the Test Centre.
    • Watches and other body smart electronics must be removed and stored with other personal belongings.
    • All items needed during a test or exam (i.e. calculator/pen or pencil) must be removed from coats and bags.
    • Dispose of all food.  Only drinks are permitted, except as permitted in an accommodation.
    • Personal laptops may be required for your assessment for laptop-based programs
    • Laptops must be fully charged as charging ports may not be available
    • Durham College student ID (with photo) is required to be presented for entry to every assessment


    • Present and display student identification.
    • Sign in and sign out each time the Test Centre is used.
    • Place bags and coats at the side of the room.
    • Remove hats and lower hoods.
    • Place allowable aids on the desk.
    • Respect the need for a quiet environment. Student conversation is not permitted.