COVID-19 UPDATES TO ALTERNATIVE TESTING
We understand that this is a confusing and stressful time for everyone. Faculty are currently working to convert their courses to an online format. The Student Disability Resource Center is working tirelessly to ensure that this transition goes as smoothly as possible for you, as well as the rest of the Gamecock family.
If you have not already done so, please send out your FACULTY NOTIFICATION LETTERS to notify your professor’s that you are registered and have a testing accommodation. You may not have needed additional time in the past but moving forward with a new testing format this may beneficial.
Please continue to use the ALTERNATIVE TESTING REQUEST Form through AIM. This will allow us to follow up with your professors to remind them to adjust your testing time and/ or utilize any other appropriate accommodations.
As a reminder, if you see your time has not been adjusted appropriately, please log out of the exam immediately and email both the professor and the testing coordinator at email@example.com.
If you have any issues with your testing accommodations, don’t hesitate to let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office will be checking our voicemail routinely and responding to most messages within 48 hours.
Although decisions regarding accommodations are made on a case by case basis, review
some of the accommodations that are most often provided.
Please speak with your professor about your registration with our office and your
accommodations before submitting requests. Professor consent is often required before
any accommodations are provided.
- Purpose of request: Notifies professors of your registration with our office and of your approved accommodations.
- To complete this: Sign into your AIM account and submit accommodations you would like for each of your classes listed in AIM.
Must be submitted five business days in advance of exam date.
- Purpose of request: Request that a test be taken with the SDRC in our proctoring room. Requests must be submitted at least 5 business days in advance.
- To complete this: Sign into your AIM account and select Alternative Testing in the left-hand toolbar.
- Purpose of form: Request alternative format for your textbook. This will help ensure your books will be ordered in a timely manner.
- You will need: Book title, book edition, publisher, publish date, ISBN number and proof of purchase.
- Purpose of form: Request a note taker for one or more classes of a student that is provided this accommodation.
- You will need: Course number, section number, professor name and professor email address.
- Purpose of form: Request a sign language interpreter and/or captioning for a class or UofSC activity
- You will need: Class title and section number/activity name. The start date, end date, time and
location of the class or event.
- The student will serve as the contact person for the interpreter.
- The student is responsible for letting the interpreter and their disability coordinator know if they will be absent from class/activity as soon as possible.
- Purpose of form: Used when there is not a wheelchair desk available in a classroom.
- You will need: Course number, building and room number.
- Purpose of form: A student who is approved for a reduced course load must complete the form for financial aid to recognize you as a full-time student with a lighter course load.
- It is recommended to submit the request for financial aid at the beginning of the semester.
- If you are taking a reduced course load of less than 12 hours, you will be required
to pay additional fees such as health, athletics or other non-academic fees as appropriate
in order to participate in these activities. The Bursar's Office provides additional
details about these optional fees.
- Purpose of form: Notify the USC Facilities department if there is an area on campus that makes it very difficult, or impossible, for you to reach your destination (such as a walkway through campus, entrance/exit area of a building, or elevator in a hallway) and there is no alternative route you can take.