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 Access & Ability Testing Center

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The Access & Ability Testing Center on the Tulare Campus provides a distraction-reduced environment where testing is monitored throughout the exam period. 

Theresa Rocha
(559) 688-3020
Building A, Student Services Counter

Tulare Testing Center: Building A, Room 207n

For more information: ​Access & Ability Testing Center

Access & Ability Center Exam Proctoring
This service is provided to Access & Ability Center students who qualify for testing accommodations. Such approved accommodations include readers, writers, extended time and/or use of assistive technology programs.
  • Students must test on the same day/time as the class.
  • Students need to schedule (at least) 2 days prior to test date.
  • Students who qualify for a reader/writer must request one at the time of making a testing appointment.
  • All students must abide by the rules and policies set forth by their instructor and Testing Center staff.
  • All testing irregularities will be reported to the instructor and/or institution for which the exam is being proctored.
  • Test proctoring is an opportunity to provide equal access to testing and does NOT provide an unfair advantage to Access & Ability Center students.

Make-up Exam Proctoring - All COS students

This service is provided to any COS student who has missed or will miss an in-class exam. Students must have their instructor's approval to take a make-up exam.

  • Instructor's must complete the make-up form and have the exam on file prior to student testing.
  • Students must present valid picture identification at testing appointment.
  • Once an instructor has authorized the make-up exam, students should contact (559)688-3010 or to schedule their exam.
  • All make-up exams will be delivered at the end of the day to the instructor's interoffice mailbox in the faculty lounge, B230.
  • All testing irregularities will be reported to the instructor and/or the institution for which the exam is being proctored. 
Procedures for Testing Center
Steps to testing in the Access & Ability Testing Center (every semester)

Note: You must make an appointment (at least) 2 days prior to the test date. 
1. Request a copy of your Authorized Accommodations (AA) forms from the Access & Ability Center Office.
2. Give a copy of your AA form to your instructor. This informs your instructor that you qualify for Access & Ability Center services.
3. Sign up with the Testing Center. We will send the necessary paperwork to your instructor. 
4. Make an appointment to take your test in the Testing Center (at least) 2 days in advance. To schedule a COS testing appointment, please call (559)688-3010 or email 
5. Notify your instructor of your testing arrangements (date and time). 
6. Arrive to your testing appointment on time.