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Examination Supports - Disability / Use of Dictionary

Exam Supports for Students REGISTERED WITH THe Disability Support Service (DSS)

CIT Bishopstown Campus

In-Class and Continuous Assessment Supports:

Assessments during semester are the responsibility of the Departments and lecturers. The Exams Office dose assist where possible but have limited time and resources to do so.

Many students do not request supports for their in class assessments as these can be quite short tests with only a small amount of reading or writing required. In most cases, the student lets their lecturer know they are entitled to extra time via their extra time letter or their needs assessment. Once the lecturer has advance warning, they will organise the exam to allow for extra time. 

 

If you feel you need the support of your reader or scribe for your assessment, then you must contact the Exams Office at least 1 week before your assessment date. Where possible arrangements will be made for you, but at certain very busy times of the year, it may not be possible to accommodate all such requests.

 

To request supports please complete the following request form:

 

►  CLICK HERE 

 

Registering for Exam Supports:

If you have a disability or medical condition which means you need exams supports such as use of a computer, reading software, scribe, sign language interpreter, separate room or extra time you must register first with the Disability Support Service (DSS). For more information please click HERE.

The Disability Support Officer will confirm with the Exams Office which supports you are entitled to in your exams. The Disability Administrator, Mary O'Sullivan will then contact you outlining the procedure to register with the Exams Office. You can contact Exams Office by email: examsdss@cit.ie or telephone 021 433 5090.

Exams Office Deadlines for Requesting Exam Supports for End of Semester Exams 2017/18:

You need to fully register with the Disability Support Officer by these dates in order to receive exam supports:

Semester 1 Friday 3rd November 2017
Semester 2 Friday 23rd March 2018
August 2018 (repeat)  Friday 13th July 2018

 

  • Requests after these dates may not be able to be accommodated.
  • You can of course still use your extra time in the main exam halls.

Extra time letter: Students already registered with the Disability Support Service will receive a copy of their needs assessment. Please keep this as evidence of your extra time to use at all exams in the current academic year.

For students using extra time letters you will receive an extra time letter (if eligible) during Semester 1. Please keep the letter to use at all exams in the current academic year. If you lose the letter, please email examsdss@cit.ie  with your name and student number.

 

Repeat / Exams-Only Students:

If you are a student returning to repeat an exam in either Semester 2 or an Autumn repeat, please contact Mary O'Sullivan at examsdss@cit.ie  in the Exams Office to confirm what supports you need by the following dates:-

Semester 2:  Friday 23rd March 2018
Autumn Repeats:  Friday 13th July 2018

 

Temporary Injuries/Illnesses:

Students with injuries such as a broken hand or unexpected illness may wish to explore options such as extra time, rest break, use of a computer or a smaller center. Some students may decide to defer their exams until they have recovered fully. For further information on deferring please click HERE.  If you find yourself in the above situation and you wish to avail of examination supports, you should contact your department immediately and also email the exams office at examsdss@cit.ie for guidance. 

You must provide medical evidence of your injury and your medical certificate will also need to state that you are fit to sit the exam. The medical certificate will need to be handed into the Examinations Office, Melbourn Building for the attention of Mary O'Sullivan.

Please note provision of supports is dependent on your needs and the resources available. It may not be possible to provide accommodations at certain peak examination times, when resources are already fully utilised. It is important that you speak to your Department about your situation as your continuous assessments may also be affected.

 

Apprentices:

Apprentices looking for exam supports such as a reader, scribe extra time or separate room must fill out a registration form and send this with documentation to Laura O'Rourke, Disability Support Officer, in the Access Service, Student Centre, Bishopstown, email: dss@cit.ie or telephone 021 433 5107  or 021 433 5138.

Apprentices Disability Support Form:

 

►  CLICK HERE 

 

Please contact Carmel O’Regan in the Exams Office on 021 433 5048 for general apprentice queries or email apprentices@cit.ie

 

Cork School of Music (CSM)

If you need exam supports for your end-of-semester exams that involve taking an exam in a room separate to the main exam venue speak to your lecturer and contact Rocky Falzon (E-mail: rocky.falzon@cit.ie Tel: 021 480 7309) with as much notice as possible

 

National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)

If you are registered with the DSS for exam supports, you should contact Theresa Brien, NMCI Examinations Secretary, (E-mail: theresa.brien@cit.ie Tel: 021 433 5465).

 

Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD)

Crawford College of Art and Design students do not usually have official exams but you may have a test in Art History in first year. Please speak to your lecturer well in advance if you think you may need exam supports and see what can be arranged for the test.