Academic Accommodations and Supports

Note Taking Services

Note taking support is a proven way to provide equal access to course content and to contribute to the success of students who have various abilities. When reviewing your documentation, your Accessibility Consultant will determine your eligibility for a note taker or a note sharer. Upon determining your eligibility, you can request a Note Taker/Note Sharer by completing the Note Taker Request Form.

Testing Accommodations

Testing Accommodations

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) supports students studying with Nipissing University. Examples of testing accommodations available to students registered with SAS include (but are not limited to):

  • additional time
  • distraction-reduced writing space
  • assistive technology

If you require any changes to your testing accommodations, please contact your Accessibility Consultant.

Deadline Dates

It is the student's responsibility to book their quizzes/tests/midterms (as per course syllabus) and their exams.

If you require testing accommodations for your courses you must request your accommodations according to the deadlines below.

Note: Students are able to complete pop quizzes with Student Accessibility Services. Should a student have pop quizzes that they wish to have accommodated, they must communicate this to a Student Accessibility Officer so that arrangements can be made with the professor in advance.


Term Test Type North Bay Campus College Partnership Program (CPP)
Scholar Practitioner Program (SPP)
Online Learning
Fall Quizzes, Tests, Midterms Friday, September 24, 2021 Friday, September 24, 2021

N/A - Your instructor will add the additional time for any online quizzes, tests or midterms

Exception:  For Final Exams using LockDown Browser, additional time accommodations will be provided by SAS.

Accommodated Testing Conflicts: Any requests to address conflicts related to disability (such as 1 exam/day, or additional time interfering with other final exams must be submitted by the deadline dates.

Final Exams Friday, November 5, 2021 Friday, November 5, 2021
Winter Quizzes, Tests, Midterms Monday, January 21, 2022 Monday, January 21, 2022
Final Exams Friday, March 4, 2022 Friday, March 4, 2022
Spring/Summer Quizzes, Tests, Midterms TBD TBD
Final Exams TBD TBD


Booking Your Test

To book your testing with accommodations online, please click below to access the testing portal:

Please note that the portal will show 'no available spaces' for accommodation requests made after the applicable deadline.

Scheduling Conflicts

If you have a test scheduling conflict that is related to your disability, please email or come visit us in the office (B210-R) so that we can arrange an alternate testing schedule. This applies to all testing requests including quizzes, tests, midterms and final exams.

Requests to make changes to the scheduled tests/exams must be made by the applicable deadlines and must be based on existing accommodations (ex: 1 midterm/day, 1 exam/day).

Late Booking Procedure 

**The following information does not apply to Fall 2020 online delivery of testing.**

Late booking requests for quizzes, tests, midterms and final exams will be considered on a case by case basis, based on space availability.

In order to submit a late request for accommodations (after the applicable deadline) for quizzes, tests or midterms, please contact the Student Accessibility Officers either by email at, by phone at 705-474-3450 ext. 4331/ext. 4633, or in person by visiting us in B210-R.

Final exam requests submitted after the deadline dates are subject to a fee of $40.00. This service fee is to cover additional costs related to the late examination registrations. If you have missed the deadline date to book your FINAL EXAMS, please contact the Student Accessibility Officers ASAP.

Student Accessibility Officers can be reached by email at, by phone at 705-474-3450 ext. 4331/ext. 4633, or in person by visiting us in B210-R.


Refer to the SAS Policy on Tests and Exam Deferrals.

Assistive Technology

Student Accessibility Services has many tools which students registered with us can access to accommodate barrier-free learning. Upon approval from your Accessibility Consultant, computers, smart pens, digital recorders, FM systems, and other technology is available for short-term loan. Whether it is a loan or a BSWD equipment purchase, training with these tools and software programs is provided by the Adaptive Technology Technician. Student Accessibility Services also has in-office testing facilities, all of which have computers loaded with assistive software, as well as Adaptive Technology Rooms located in the Harris Learning Library.

The Adaptive Technology Technician (ATT) assists students with purchases, installation, and training with assistive software and equipment. Additionally, the ATT provides troubleshooting services for assistive equipment and software that have been recommended or provided by SAS. The ATT also provides services for alternate format requests, including textbooks and tests.

Click this link to request your alternate format textbooks.