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Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

Proctoring Center

Contact Office of Services for Students with Disabilities  

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

Lawrence Center 223
West Chester, PA 19383

Hours of Operation:
Mon. 8:00-4:00
Tue. 8:00-4:00
Wed. 8:00-1:00
Thu. 8:00-4:00
Fri. 8:00-1:00

Phone: 610-436-2564
Fax: 610-436-2600

Meet the Staff

Proctoring Center

The purpose of the OSSD Proctoring Center is to support faculty by providing testing accommodations for students who are registered with the OSSD at WCU and have an accommodation that allows the student to utilize the OSSD Proctoring Center.

Prior to using the OSSD Proctoring Center each semester, students will be required to complete and submit to the OSSD a Proctoring Center Agreement Form. Click here or visit the OSSD to obtain a form.

It is preferable that faculty provide testing accommodations; however, the OSSD realizes that due to issues such as scheduling conflicts, this is not always an option.

Students returning exams to faculty will return them in a white DuPont™ Tyvek® Tamper Evident Envelope provided by the OSSD; when opened, the word "OPENED" will appear in the red window panel.

As part of efforts to improve the usability of our web resources and proctoring center, the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) would appreciate your input. To offer better service to both you the faculty and our students with disabilities please take a few minutes to give us some feedback.

Winter Session 2017/2018

If your accommodations include utilizing the OSSD Proctoring Center, please note that proctoring will be available during the winter session BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  You will need to send an email to us at and include the following information in the email:

  • Student Name
  • Student WCU ID #
  • Faculty WCU Email Address
  • Course Name, Number & Section
  • Amount of time class has to take the exam
  • Date/Time you are requesting to take the exam (*)

(*)  The OSSD will be operating on a limited basis with reduced staff; therefore, please submit your requests as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements.             

Fall 2017 Semester Proctoring Center

Hours of Operation:
Mon. 8:00 - 4:00 Tue. 8:00 - 4:00 Wed. 8:00 - 1:30 Thu. 8:00 - 4:00 Fri. 8:00 - 1:00
Finals Week:
Mon. 8:00 - 4:00 Tue. 8:00 - 4:00 Wed. 8:00 - 4:00 Thu. 8:00 - 4:00 Fri. 8:00 - 4:00

Exam Guidelines

  • Students must arrive for their scheduled exam on the date and time stated in the confirmation email and must provide their WCU Student ID card prior to taking an exam. The end time of the exam is fixed and will not be adjusted for tardiness. If a student is more than 20 minutes late, the exam will not be administered without written authorization from the instructor.
  • Exams must be administered on the day and time specified by the professor. Written authorization to take the exam at a later date and/or time from an instructor is the only way to reschedule an exam. OSSD cannot determine the rescheduling of exams.
  • Once a student begins an exam, he/she must complete the exam within the predetermined time frame without leaving the room.
  • West Chester University’s Code of Conduct is in effect at OSSD. OSSD staff reserves the right to monitor student activity at all times during test administration.
  • Food and drink must be examined by OSSD staff and is not allowed near electronic equipment.
  • All personal items must be checked in by OSSD staff prior to the start of the exam. Electronic devices must be turned off. Staff will monitor these items during the examination period. Complete security is not guaranteed.

Scheduling Protocol

  • Only students registered with the OSSD and who have signed the Test Proctoring Agreement may use the Proctoring Center.
  • Students whose accommodations include a reader and/or a scribe should contact the Proctoring Center at least one week in advance of the exam to arrange for a reader and/or scribe.
  • A student will initiate the scheduling process by submitting a OSSD Exam Proctoring Center Request at least one week in advance (less notice may be permissable during the summer sessions). The student must specifically request any assistive services and/or technology needed to complete the exam. The student’s request will be forwarded to his/her professor.
  • The professor will complete the OSSD Exam Proctoring Form.
  • Once the online form is complete, confirmation emails will be sent to the student, professor, and OSSD staff.

Do your accommodations include a reader and/or scribe?

  • If your accommodations include a reader and/or a scribe you should contact the Proctoring Center at least one week in advance of the exam to make the necessary arrangements.


  • If you do not receive a confirmation email within 3 days of submitting the initial request, then you should email your professor and cc:
  • Schedule exams as soon as possible. If you have all your exam dates, ask your professor to schedule all your exams for the entire semester.
  • If you or your professor has any questions, you may contact us at