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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

DRES launched the online Notetaker Application in the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS) during the Spring 2016 semester. DRES and NCOD students with the approved accommodation of “Shared Notes” will be able to recruit and manage their notetakers online. Please visit our Accommodation Procedures site, under “Shared Notes” for more information.

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 need assistance accessing or using SAAS, 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 the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS) at least five days prior to the exam date. Fall– 2016 final exams must be submitted (scheduled) in SAAS prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2nd, 2016.

Standardized exams with disability accommodations must also be scheduled with the DRES office after you have 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.

Important final exam information for students, faculty and staff

CSUN students may view the final exam date for each of their enrolled classes by logging into their web portal. Please note that Spring 2017 final exams must be scheduled in SAAS by Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m .

Due to high demand, final exam scheduling deadlines are strictly enforced. In order to submit a final exam date after the final exam request deadline, a meeting at DRES with a counselor and an administrative review of each request may be required.

Scheduling a final exam in SAAS is different than scheduling a regular exam, midterm, or quiz. When final exam requests are submitted in SAAS, SAAS determines if the exam is scheduled during the designated finals' week. If the exam request date is scheduled during the week of final exams, SAAS prompts the user with a message informing the user to select a final exam (time block). A new screen appears, permitting the user to make a date/time block selection for their final exam during one of the designated final exam time blocks.

Please note that DRES provides evening hours, 5 to 9 p.m., during finals week only to support alternative testing. No other services will be available from 5 to 9 p.m. Please refer to the Spring 2017 final exam deadlines, dates and start times below.

DRES Spring 2017 final exam schedule

The final exam period for CSUN is scheduled from Saturday, May 13, 2017 to Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring 2017 final exam requests must be submitted  (scheduled) prior to 12 p.m. on Friday, May 5th, 2017.

  • Saturday, May 13: start times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Monday, May  15: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 16: start times, 9 a.m. 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 17: start times, 9 a.m. 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 18: start times, 9 a.m. 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 19: start times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Please note: Only alternative testing services are provided during the DRES final exam evening schedule: (5 – 9 p.m.).

Commencing Monday, May 22nd, 2017, the DRES office offers testing services (Monday - Friday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. until the start of the Fall 2017 semester.

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