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.
Attention Access Center Students! ALL ABOUT FINALS (and a few other things)
WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE AT THE ACCESS CENTER: Give your phone to front desk staff. We will securely hold it until you turn in your completed final. Make sure to use the restroom prior to going in for your final. None or very limited restroom breaks will be allowed. Your classmates who test in the classroom follow this policy. Please do not bring items not needed for your final. We have limited storage space.
BEING SEATED FOR YOUR FINALS: You will enter though the Proctoring Center office as you do all semester. When you finish your final you will exit via a different door. Look for signs and arrows which will show you the way. Staff at the front desk will collect your exam and return your phone.
TESTING REMINDERS: Please remember to dress appropriately when you come to the Access Center to take your finals. The weather forecast indicates cool/cold weather until Friday. In other words, this will be a typical Palouse spring. Remember, NO OUTERWEAR OR HATS are allowed in the testing center. If you are worried you might be chilly while testing, dress warmly without those items.
Other items that are not permitted in the testing areas: cell phones, eyeglass cases, pencil cases, or your own scratch paper.
You may bring food and drinks into your exam but do not forget to clean up. PLEASE…Be courteous to the next Coug who will test where you did. Be sure to clean your area of eraser debris or smudges before returning your completed exam. If needed, please use the cleaning spray and paper towels located on the student supply table.
WHAT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS while taking a final? Return to the Proctoring Center office. A proctor will assist you if possible or attempt to contact your instructor if necessary.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ACCOMMODATING
YOU FOR 2013 FALL FINALS.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. She will give you contact information for the DAA President.
TAKING SUMMER CLASSES? Renew your accommodations: As a reminder, all students who wish accommodations must meet with their Access Advisor to renew their accommodations and to receive the appropriate forms if you receive testing accommodations. Make an appointment the first week of your summer session to see your Access Advisor by calling 509-335-3417. We currently have plenty of open appointment times to meet your scheduling needs.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GRADUATING SENIORS.
WE ARE PROUD FOR YOU AND WISH YOU THE BEST.
EVERYONE HAVE A FUN SUMMER. SEE YOU IN AUGUST.