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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 using SAAS

  • Exam requests must be submitted in SAAS 5 days prior to the exam date.

 Note: Saturday exams (during fall/spring only) are scheduled by appointment only. To schedule a Saturday exam, contact DRES via email at alternative.testing@csun.edu, by phone at (818) 677-2684, or in person in BH-110.

  • Final exam requests must be submitted in SAAS 10 days prior to the posted deadline date/time.  
  • Standardized exams must be scheduled with the DRES office after registration and payment with University Testing. Contact DRES at (818) 677-2684 to schedule a standardized exam at least 5 days prior to the exam date.  
  • All scheduled exams must be completed by the close of business, including exams submitted by DRES staff on behalf of students.

Important final exam information for students, faculty and staff

Spring 2019 final exams must be submitted in SAAS 10 days prior to the submission deadline date and time, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Note: Due to the high number of exam requests, final exam scheduling deadlines are strictly enforced. In order to submit a final exam date after the 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 occurs during the week of final exams, SAAS prompts the user with an internal message to select a final exam time block. The SAAS Add Exam screen updates, providing the screen options for the user to select an exam date and time block (9 a.m., 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.).

DRES Spring 2019 final exam schedule

The final exam period for CSUN is scheduled from Saturday, May 11, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019

Spring 2019  final exam requests must be submitted (scheduled) prior to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

  • Saturday, May 11:  start times, 9 a.m. and  1 p.m.  (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Monday, May 13: start times, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 14: start times, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 15: start times, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.  (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 16: start times, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 17: start times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Commencing Monday, May 20, 2019, Alternative Testing transitions to a  summer session schedule (Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. testing schedule).

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.

Instructional Videos for Students

How to Log into SAAS

Requesting Accommodations and Services in SAAS

Student Communication

Submitting Exam Requests using SAAS

Shared Notes Selection

Recruiting a Notetaker

Instructional Videos for Faculty

Faculty SAAS Overview:

How to Navigate SAAS

Faculty SAAS Overview