SAC Testing Center - Faculty Instructions

The SAC Testing Center utilizes AIM to schedule and track exams.

Faculty AIM Portal

If you have questions at any point during this process, contact the Testing Center by:

The process is as follows:

  1. Students request accommodations for a course using the Student AIM Portal.
  2. AIM automatically generates a letter of accommodation email to all faculty members listed for a course.
  3. If testing accommodations are included, a link to the Alternative Testing Agreement is provided in the email. The Alternative Testing Agreement is a form that tells the SAC Testing Center staff important information about how exams should be proctored.
    • Faculty members may decide to accommodate students with testing accommodations in class or a course may have no exams. If this is the case, faculty can designate that choice through the link, and will not need to complete the Alternative Testing Agreement.
      • This is an important step, because students will receive a message to contact the instructor with any questions about exams and they will not be able to schedule with the SAC Testing Center.
    • If the Alternative Testing Agreement has already been completed for another student in the course, the link will not be included. The Agreement only needs to be completed once per course, no matter the number of students with testing accommodations.
  4. Students schedule an exam with the SAC Testing Center through the Student AIM Portal.
    • It is important that faculty submit the agreement before a student schedules an exam. If the agreement has not been submitted and a student tries to schedule an exam, a reminder email will be sent to the faculty member to complete the Alternative Testing Agreement.
  5. SAC testing staff approves the student's request and reviews parameters set in the Alternative Testing Agreement.
    • Faculty can view the exams scheduled by each student through the Faculty AIM Portal.
      • From the left navigation bar in the Faculty AIM Portal, faculty can view exam information by selecting Alternative Testing.
  6. Faculty can upload exams through the AIM Faculty Portal (preferred), email to, or deliver to Holton Hall 002.
  7. Completed exams are delivered to the main department office or held for pick-up in Holton Hall 002, based on the Alternative Testing Agreement.

Visual instructions can be found in our PowerPoint step-by-step guide.