Test Proctoring

GW Nursing offers test proctoring services to students with approved Disability Support Services (DSS) accommodations. To ensure the Office of Student Services and your professors have the appropriate amount of time to coordinate your exam accommodations, you must submit your test proctoring requests no later than seven days in advance of the exam date. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Required Request Form

Requests are submitted through the Test Proctoring Request Form. This form gathers all of the details required to evaluate your needs including information about yourself, your professor and your exam.


How to fill out the form

Contact Information

Please check that your name, email and phone number are entered correctly to ensure that you can be reached.

Course Information

When entering "Course Information", please consult the university schedule.

Test Information

You must indicate when you will sit for your exam at Innovation 121. The start time for your exam should match the start time for the class in question, and the test date should fall on a day when your class meets.

In rare cases, your test information will not directly correspond with the course information. The two instances in which we will allow for this discrepancy are as follows::

  • Conflict with another class or exam
  • Class time falls outside of Test Proctoring Hours
    (Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Approved Accommodations Needed

Please check only the accommodations for which you have been approved. Your accommodations requests will be cross-checked with our records. Requests for unapproved accommodations could result in loss of access to our test proctoring services, academic integrity charges, or both.

Note to Professor

We highly recommend completing the "Note to Professor" field as a general courtesy and as a reminder of your DSS registration. This field is also the place where you can ask your professor to notify us of any unique exam instructions (e.g. notes are allowed, a calculator is allowed, exam is open book, etc.). 

Letters to Professors

The required checkbox at the bottom of the form certifies that you have distributed your Letters to Professors packet and that you have discussed with your professors your approved accommodations and a plan for activating those accommodations in each of your classes. It also certifies your compliance with GW’s Code of Academic Integrity.

Submitting Your Request

Click the "Submit" button to proceed to a review screen that will list all of the details you have entered. Double-check all information for accuracy. Choose "Edit Request" to make any changes. 

Once you have verified your exam details on the review screen, click "Submit" to complete this process. 

Confirming your request

Email confirmations are sent promptly to your GW email address after requests are submitted. Please save and print a copy of this confirmation for your records. Your professor will also receive an email notification of your submission. They will approve, deny, or possibly alter the request (e.g. approve the use of a calculator) to make it more precise.

You will receive an email if your request is approved, denied or altered. Contact your professor if you have any questions or concerns about your test proctoring request.

Actions to Take if Seven-Day Request Deadline is Missed

We recognize that mistakes and miscalculations are inevitable, but we must adhere to a consistent, smooth scheduling process for the benefit of all the students and professors who coordinate exams with our office.  

If you forget to submit a test proctoring request by the seven-day deadline, send an email to [email protected] that indicates:

  • the reason your request is late
  • identifying information for you, the course, and the professor

We will make decisions about any exceptions to the seven-day deadline on a case-by-case basis.