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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 at least four business days prior to the exam date. Spring – 2015 final exams must be submitted (scheduled) prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.

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.

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 – 2015 final exams must be scheduled in SAAS by Friday, May 1, 2015. Final Exam schedule deadlines are strictly enforced. In order to submit a final exam after the final exam request deadline, a meeting at DRES with a counselor and an administrative review of the request may be required.

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). At this time, a new screen appears, permitting the user to select a time block for the final exam.

Please note that DRES has evening hours, 5 to 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 Spring 2015 final exam dates and start times below.

DRES Spring 2015 final exam schedule

The deadline to schedule spring 2015 final exams in SAAS is Friday, May 1, 2015. The final exam period for CSUN is scheduled from Saturday, May 9, 2015 to Friday, May 15, 2015.

  • Saturday, May 9: start times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Monday, May 11: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 12: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 13: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 14: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 15: 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.).

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