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Academic Support & Access Center


Academic Support & Access Center
Fax: 202-885-1042
Mary Graydon Center, Room 243

Monday-Thursday 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Academic Support & Access Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8027

Courtesy Testing Service

The Courtesy Testing Service (CTS) is an alternative testing service for students who have missed a test for a university sanctioned reason listed below:

  • Medical or mental health event
  • Religious reason
  • AU athletic event (student-athletes only)

To begin the request process, the faculty member must fill out the Test Request Form at least one week (5 business days) prior to the desired exam date. You will then hear from a CTS representative within five business days.  


  • All arrangements regarding the exam should be discussed between the faculty member and student prior to the completion of the request form.
  • The student should arrive with their EXAM IN HAND at their scheduled test time. Exams may not be emailed to Courtesy Testing.
  • Tests will be proctored in Bender Library, 3rd floor, room 310, unless otherwise noted.
  • At completion, the exam will be placed in a sealed envelope and delivered BY THE STUDENT to the location indicated on the request form.
  • Cell phones may not be used in the test space unless otherwise noted on your request form.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at or 202-885-3360.

For disability-related testing accommodations, please complete the Test Accommodations Request Form.