Welcome to the Washington State University Access Center!
Our mission is to empower students with disabilities to participate and excel in every aspect of academic and campus life at WSU.
WELCOME BACK CURRENT STUDENTS. TAKING SUMMER CLASSES?
REMEMBER you must visit your Access Advisor to receive your summer 2013 Accommodation Form. If you receive testing accommodations, you must also receive the testing reservation forms. Provide a copy of each form to your instructors and return the originals to Kay Smith, Access Center Proctor Coordinator in Room 216A. She will review your forms and enter you on our Testing Schedule.
SEND YOUR INSTRUCTOR(S) an email reminder three days before each test/quiz/final. Direct them to AccessCenter.wsu.edu and ask them to click on the large RED circle on the homepage to open and complete the Faculty Proctor Instructions to Access Center. The Proctor Instructions must be sent with all testing materials to Access.Testing@wsu.edu.
WELCOME NEW ACCESS CENTER STUDENTS AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN ALIVE! 2013
We look forward to meeting you and discussing your accommodation needs and helping you complete the required paperwork.
OVERVIEW OF TESTING PROCEDURES for ALIVE! 2013 STUDENTS:
- WRITING PLACEMENT TEST: Students approved and who choose to complete the Writing Placement Test at the Access Center will be accompanied to the Center at 1:45 PM the first day of your ALIVE! Session. Please bring a blue or black pen to complete your essays.
- WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE AT THE ACCESS CENTER: Turn your phone off or to silent and give it to the Proctor. We will securely hold it until you turn in your completed essays. Find additional information regarding the Writing Placement Test (essays) at the WSU Writing Program or call 509-335.-959.
- You may not wear hats or any outwear in the Proctoring Center. Our air conditioning really works! If you are worried you might be chilly while testing, dress accordingly without those items.
- BEING SEATING FOR YOUR ESSAYS: You may bring food and drinks into the Proctoring Center. PLEASE…Be courteous to the next Cougar who will test after you. Clean your area before returning your completed essays to the Proctor. When needed, please use the feather duster or cleaning spray and paper towels located on the student supply table.
CURRENT STUDENTS: RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR YOUR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS.
Delta Alpha Pi is an honor society for students with disabilities who maintain an above-average cumulative grade point average. The Delta Alpha Pi Beta Tau Chapter is the first and only chapter in the State of Washington. If you are an undergraduate student at WSU with a minimum of 24 credits and a cumulative GPA 3.1 or higher or a graduate student with a minimum of 18 credits and a GPA of 3.3 or higher, you are welcome to become a member in the fall. Watch your WSU email next semester for an invitation to join. If you are interested in participating in Alpha Pi Beta Tau Honor Society please mention that interest to your Access Advisor or contact Sheri Bain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROMOTE DISABILITY AWARENESS:
Please consider joining the DAA (Disability Awareness Association) when you return in the fall. The group meets once a week at the Access Center during spring and fall semesters. There are many events planned for each semester. The organization NEEDS YOUR HELP to assist in these events and activities. The organization makes Disability Awareness Week one of the most dynamic activities on campus each year. Contact Sheri Bain at email@example.com; she will give you contact information for the DAA president.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO ACCOMMODATING YOU THIS SUMMER