Accessibility and Testing Services | Mercy College

Accessibility and Testing Services

Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

Testing Center

The primary mission of the Office of Accessibility is to provide equal access to all opportunities for Mercy College students and to enhance academic and personal development through advocacy, education, and accommodations. The Office of Accessibility is committed to enhancing student's academic development and independence, and will work with students on an individual basis to assess reasonable academic accommodations that provide equal access to full participation in the college environment.

Who is eligible for accommodations?
Students who:
  • Have a documented disability/medical condition
  • Are experiencing difficulties in academic areas
How do I get started with Accessibility Services?
  • Contact Christine Miller, Director of Accessibility and Testing Services at 419-251-1784 or for a confidential meeting to discuss disability-related accommodations. The Office of Accessibility Services is located on the fifth floor Madison Building.
  • Provide complete, adequate, and current documentation (See Procedures, Guidelines, and Forms for the Office of Accessibility link below).
Who is responsible for equal access? Mercy College of Ohio is committed to making individuals with disabilities full participants in its programs, services and activities through compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. It is the policy of Mercy College that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to, the benefits of, or participation in, any program, service or activity offered by the college.
As such, individuals with disabilities have a right to request reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations provide equal access for students to fully participate in or benefit from the college's programs, services, and activities in a non-discriminatory, integrated manner.
All college representatives, including faculty, staff and students are responsible for the implementation of this policy and adherence to the principles of equal access.
Are academic accessibility services confidential?  Information regarding disability is kept confidential to the highest extent possible, and documentation of disability is maintained in the Office of Accessibility, separate from students' academic records.

Accessibility Documents

Mercy College strives to create a supportive community that promotes awareness, sensitivity and understanding of students with disabilities.  Watch Inside Mercy College and for emails about events and educational opportunities.

Students can receive testing accommodations in the Testing Center, once approved by the Office of Accessibility and instructor is notified.

Testing Center

Mercy College of Ohio Testing Center is available for all students for a variety of reasons:  

  • Academic testing accommodations
  • Make up exams or quizzes
  • Credit by exam
  • Placement Exams
  • Other

Please be advised that the Testing Center is monitored by a security camera. 

Information about scheduling appointments with the Testing Center along with policies and procedures is below.

Accommodation Students:

Your testing appointments will be scheduled with the Testing Coordinator at the beginning of each semester and scheduled by requested date.

Non Accommodation Students:

Please utilize the link below to request a Testing Center appointment. Please schedule your appointment a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Student Testing Center Request Form

This proctor request form is used for students in online classes who are required to take a proctored exam for an online class but who are unable to make it on campus for the exam during the date and time offered by the instructor. Complete the form below to request a 3rd-party proctor who will then be reviewed for approval by the Testing Center. 

To increase the likelihood of getting your proctor approved, please try to request one of the following preferred types of proctors: 
  • A staff member at the Mercy College - Youngstown campus.
  • A proctor at any standardized testing center. 
  • A proctor at an institution of higher education.
  • Faculty or staff member at an institution of higher education.
  • Educational staff at a military base or embassy.
  • Online exam proctoring service such as ProctorU.

This list is not exhaustive and other types of proctors may be approved; however, these types of proctors are preferred by the Mercy College Testing Center.

After you submit the form below, you will receive an email within a week regarding whether or not we have approved the proctor. If the proctor is not approved, we will explain why and you will have to request a different process using the same form. 

To ensure there is enough time for the entire review process, the “Request a Proctor Form” below must be submitted by the third week (Week 3) for all exams in your course. 

Request a Proctor Form

To Submit a Testing Center Form/Exam:

Please utilize the link below to submit an exam to the Testing Center and provide a minimum of 48 hours for students to arrange an appointment.

Faculty - Exam Testing Submission Form

Testing Center Documents
Mercy College of Ohio Testing Center Procedures and Guidelines (PDF) NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines (PDF)