Out of Class Testing

Arrangements for these services should be made in advance and follow the general Testing Center Procedures.

Extended Time

Extended Time is offered to those whose documentation substantiates that this service would allow demonstration of their ability, rather than exasperate their disability. In general, students will receive time-and-a-half or double time of that given to the rest of the class. However, exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Distraction Reduced Environment

Distraction Reduced Environment is available for those who benefit from fewer distractions or stimuli from the environment. Students will be placed in a separate room while they test, so they may concentrate better.


Readers are available for those students who have difficulties reading printed materials. Each word is read as it is written, without emphasis on any particular word.


Writers/Scribes are available for students who need assistance with handwriting. As the student speaks each word, the writer/scribe writes that information down exactly. Every word, sentence, and punctuation mark written is determined by the student being tested, not the writer/scribe.

Alternate Format

Alternate Format is available. Examples of Alternate Format for university tests are: tests broken into sections on separate pages, oral testing, enlarged print, Kurweil, and Braille. Alternate Format is a testing service made on a case-by-case basis. A student taking a standardized test must send accommodation requests directly to the test publishing company. The ARC will honor only those accommodations approved by the standardize test publishing company. 


Computers may be used for a variety of purposes such as for essay or long written answers and penmanship challenges. This service may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Academic Resource Center

40 Loretto Hall
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119