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SAAS Information

Online access to accommodations and services

Students registered with the Disability Resources and Educational Services office have access to the Web-based Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS). SAAS is used to manage the alternative testing process and to request academic accommodations, support services and alternative testing. Log in to SAAS here

Please note that the academic accommodation "Shared Notes" may be requested and approved online. However, students with an approved "Shared Notes" accommodation must report to the DRES office to retrieve a "Shared Notes" packet. Each semester, the classmate who has agreed to share class notes must return his or her portion of the "Shared Notes" packet to the DRES office by the designated deadline.

If you have problems accessing SAAS, the issue may be your Web browser. Make sure you’re using the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome.

If you’re still having trouble accessing the system, drop by the DRES office in Bayramian Hall 110 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. You can also call (818) 677-2684 for phone support or email alternative.testing@csun.edu.

Scheduling exams at DRES in the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS)

In order to schedule staff, assistive technology, alternate media and testing rooms, exams should be requested in SAAS five business days prior to the exam date. Final exams should be scheduled in SAAS 10 business days prior to the final exam date.

Standardized exams with disability accommodations must also be scheduled with the DRES office after you've registered and paid the Testing Center. Contact DRES at (818) 677-2684 to schedule a standardized exam, such as the Writing Proficiency Exam, Entry Level Mathematics Test, English Placement Test, Chemistry Placement Test and Mathematics Placement. All university deadlines apply to exams scheduled at the DRES office.

Fall 2014 final exam requests must be submitted in SAAS prior to Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

Important final exam information for students, faculty and staff

Final exam dates and times at DRES must be requested 10 business days in advance.

Scheduling a final exam in SAAS is different than scheduling a regular exam. When final exam requests are submitted, SAAS determines if the exam is scheduled during the designated finals week. If the initial exam request date is during finals week, SAAS sends a message that prompts the user to request an exam start time (time block). Then, a new screen opens, allowing the user to select a time block for the final.

Please note that DRES has evening hours, 5-9 p.m., during finals week only for alternative testing. No other services will be available from 5 to 9 p.m. Please refer to the fall 2014 final exam dates and start times below.

DRES Fall 2014 final exam schedule

The deadline to schedule fall final exams in SAAS is Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. The final exam period for CSUN is scheduled from Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 to Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. DRES will provide testing services on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 10:  start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Dec. 11:  start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Friday, Dec. 12:  start times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Dec. 13: start time, 9 a.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Monday, Dec. 15: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 16: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Please note:  Only alternative testing services are provided during the DRES final exam evening schedule.

For more information or one-on-one training, please contact DRES at (818) 677-2684 or email alternative.testing@csun.edu