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Helping Students with Disability Accommodations

Students who require disability accommodations first work with the WSU Access Center to determine their needs. They then receive a WSU Disability Accommodation Form listing any accommodations, and must provide that form to their instructors. Instructors must provide any accommodations listed.

Global Campus Proctoring Services receives a copy of student Disability Accommodations from the WSU Access Center. If the student is using an on-site proctor, GCPS will communicate the accommodation information to the on-site proctor. 

If a student requests a disability accommodation, but doesn’t send you a Disability Accommodation Form, the student needs to contact the Access Center directly, even if the student had previously received accommodations from WSU or another school. Students should contact a Disability Specialist on their home campus. 

Access Center Contacts

Extended Time Accommodations

Many accommodations involve extra time (e.g., double time) to take online exams. Instructors need to set up those extended time accommodations.

If you have a student needing extended time, it is best to extend all their exams at once, preferably at the start of the semester, and at least a week before an exam opens. Review How to Set Exceptions for Classic Quizzes in Canvas for a brief tutorial.

If you need assistance or would like someone to make sure your extended time accommodation for your online exam has been set up correctly, please contact WSU Global Campus Accommodation Support at We are here to help.