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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.

Spring– 2018 final exams must be submitted (scheduled) in SAAS prior to noon on Friday, May 4th, 2018.

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, Chemistry Placement Test and Mathematics Placement.

Note: 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 2018 final exams must be scheduled in SAAS by Friday, May 4th, 2018 at noon.

Due to high number of exam requests, 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 occurs during the  week of final exams, SAAS prompts the user with a message informing the user to select a final exam time block. At this time, the SAAS Add Exam screen refreshers, 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 2018 final exam deadlines, dates and start times below.

DRES Spring 2018 final exam schedule

The final exam period for CSUN is scheduled from Saturday, May 12, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018

Spring 2018 final exam requests must be submitted  (scheduled) prior to noon on Friday, May 4th, 2018.

  • Saturday, May 12:  start times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • MondayMay 14: start times, 9 a.m. 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 15: start times, 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 16: start times, 9 a.m. 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 17: start times, 9 a.m. 1 and 5 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 18: start times, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Commencing Monday, May 21st,, 2018, the DRES office offers testing services (Monday - Friday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. until the start of the Fall 2018 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.

Training Guides for Faculty, Students and Staff

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

Instructional Videos for Department Support Staff

How to Log into SAAS