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Changes in Accommodated (OSS) Testing

The Office of Specialized Services will now be administering all accommodated exams for in-person classes offered on the Paramus main campus and at the Meadowlands campus.

Exam Accommodations

Accommodations for exams refer to any approved accommodations which relate to how a student completes an exam. This can include extended time, private room, use of a scribe, use of a reader or use of assistive technology. Students who are eligible to use any of these accommodations must be registered with OSS. Students must submit their Accommodation Letter to faculty and then discuss how exams will be administered.

Students who wish to complete their exams with OSS should follow the steps below to schedule exams:

  • STEP 1 – Email your accommodation letter to testoss@bergen.edu
  • STEP 2 – Students eligible for accommodations for test taking must contact OSS in advance to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made by emailing: testoss@bergen.edu.
    A confirmation email will be sent to students once a test date has be arranged. Students must either bring their Bergen Community College photo ID card or a government issued photo identification on the day of their appointment.

Notes:

  1. Appointments requiring use of extra time, calculator, computer, interpreting, or assistive technology will require an appointment two (2) business days in advance.
  2. Appointments requiring use of a private room, reader, or a scribe will require an appointment five (5) business days in advance.

Accommodated Exams at the Main Campus in Paramus

Test/Exam Drop Off and Pick Up Instructions

Test/Exam Cover Sheet

  • Instructors should drop off test(s) with a completed cover sheet.
  • The test/exam cover sheet (also known as Faculty Examination Administration Request Form) can be found at https://bergen.edu/oss/oss-forms/.

Test/Exam Drop Off

  • Location: Room S-119, Pitkin Education Center.
  • Day & Time:
    • Monday, Thursday, and Friday: between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Notes: For convenience, tests can be dropped at any time (with a completed cover sheet) in the secure lock box outside of Room S-119.

Completed Tests/Exams Pick Up

  • Instructors should return to Room S-119 following the hours of operation above to retrieve completed tests.

Accommodated Exam/Test Appointment

  • Students should continue to email testoss@bergen.edu to schedule exams or for any questions regarding the use of accommodations while testing.
  • Any other questions about this process should be directed to the Office of Specialized Services at testoss@bergen.edu

Accommodated Exams at the Meadowlands Campus

All accommodated exams for in-person classes offered at the Meadowlands Campus is now being administered by the Meadowlands Student Affairs office staff.
Students should email studentaffairs_meadowlands@bergen.edu using the contact information below to schedule an appointment for any exams/quizzes for in-person courses requiring accommodations at the Meadowlands Campus.

All requests for scheduling a date to take an exam must be made in advance (students are expected to give a minimum of one week’s advance notice).
Once a date and time have been established, students will receive a confirmation email that includes the location for the exam.

Test/Exam Scheduling Instructions (for Students)

To schedule an exam using special accommodations, feel free to use any of the following contact information:

Test/Exam Drop Off and Pick Up Instructions (for Faculty/Instructor)

Instructors should drop off test(s)  with a completed cover sheet.
Notes: The test/exam cover sheet (also known as Faculty Examination Administration Request Form) can be found at https://bergen.edu/oss/oss-forms/
Test/Exam Drop Off or Pick up Contact Information:

Testing Hours

  • Day & Time: Monday – Friday;

    • Morning: between the hours of 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Last check-in 10:30 a.m.
    • Afternoon: between the hours of 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Last check-in 2:30 p.m.

Accommodated Exam – Frequently Asked Questions

I have an IEP and/or think I need testing accommodations. What should I do?

What if I am late for my scheduled appointment?

 If you are going to be late for your scheduled appointment, you must email the Office of Specialized Services at testoss@bergen.edu

  • Students who arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled appointment time may keep the appointment but will have the time deducted from the total appointment time.
  • Students who arrive after 15 minutes of their scheduled appointment time will need to reschedule.
  • Students who acquire more than three (3) “Lates” without properly notifying the Office of Specialized Services may have their services suspended.

What if I do not show up for my scheduled appointment?

Students who acquire more than two (2)No Shows” without properly notifying the Office of Specialized Services may have their services suspended.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my scheduled appointment?

  • You can cancel or reschedule your accommodated testing appointment at least 24 business hours before your scheduled appointment.
  • To cancel or reschedule your appointment, email the Office of Specialized Services at testoss@bergen.edu