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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 is excited to announce the launch of the online Notetaker Application in the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS) during the Spring, 2016 Semester. DRES 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’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 the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS) at least four business days prior to the exam date. Spring– 2016 final exams must be submitted (scheduled) in SAAS prior to 8 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 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 – 2016 final exams must be scheduled in SAAS by Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8 a.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 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 (date/time block). A new screen appears, permitting the user to make a date/time block selection for their final exam.

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- 2016 final exam deadlines, dates and start times below.

DRES Spring 2016 final exam schedule

The final exam period for CSUN is scheduled from Saturday, May 14, 2016 to Friday, May 20, 2016. 

Spring-2016 final exam requests must be submitted  (scheduled) prior to 8 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016.

  • Saturday, May 14: start times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Monday, May 16: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 17: start times, 9 a.m. 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 18: start times, 9 a.m. 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 19: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 20: 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 Saturday, May 21, 2016, the DRES office offers testing services (Monday - Friday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. until the start of the Fall 2016 semester.

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