What are the Academic Resource Center’s hours?

The Academic Resource Center’s office hours are as follows: 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday; summer hours 9am-5pm, Monday through Thursday, 9am-3pm, Friday. Students who are approved for accommodated testing are able to schedule space to take exams between 8am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday. These hours are available during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

I am an incoming freshman, transfer student, graduate student, medical student. Will I receive the same accommodations as in my previous school?

The Academic Resource Center strives to provide the most appropriate accommodations for each student based on documentation from a medical professional while encouraging students to take advantage of all available resources at Georgetown. Accommodations identical to those provided in previous educational settings are not guaranteed. Refer to the Documentation/Accommodation Guidelines.  

I am taking classes at Georgetown but am enrolled at another university. Can I receive accommodations?

Yes. Visiting students must provide documentation from a medical professional; a letter from the student’s home school’s disability support office is welcomed but not sufficient. Once appropriate documentation is received, the student must meet with the Disability/Learning Skills Advisor – School of Continuing Studies to determine accommodations and familiarize the student with policies and procedures in the Academic Resource Center.

If I suspect that I have a learning disability, can I be tested at the Academic Resource Center?

The Academic Resource Center does not provide psychological testing; however, a student should send an email to arc@georgetown.edu for further information.

Does being registered with the Academic Resource Center as having a disability impact my academic record?

No. Being registered with the Academic Resource Center as having a disability will not appear on students’ academic records, i.e. transcripts. Also, documentation provided to the Academic Resource Center does not become part of students’ files in their respective schools. 

What is the process for making a test reservation?

Students who have been approved for testing accommodations through the ARC can make a reservation to take their exam in the ARC’s testing center.

Instructions for how to make a test reservation are listed in the “Spring 2022 ARC Exam Proctoring” post in the ARC News tab (located on the upper right side of the horizontal menu). Reservations must be submitted at least seven (7) days prior to the test date.

I am a Georgetown student not registered with the Academic Resource Center. I missed a test because of illness, and my professor wants me to make arrangements to take the test in the Academic Resource Center. Am I eligible to use the test facility? 

Only Georgetown students registered as having a disability/medical condition and who are approved for accommodated testing are eligible to use the test facility. 

I am not a Georgetown Student but live in the DC area. I am taking an online course at another university and must make arrangements to take an exam at a test site. Am I able to make such arrangements? 

No, you are not eligible to be proctored by the Academic Resource Center. You should consult with your institution to determine how to handle test arrangements.  

Where can I find information on accessible routes around campus?

Accessible campus maps can be found on Georgetown’s Master Planning website.

I would like to be considered for medical housing. What is the process for requesting this accommodation?

Please refer to the Medical Housing page. For all questions regarding medical housing, e-mail Medical Housing.