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Disability Services

Accommodations

 

Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

  1. The responsibility for initiating the request for accommodations/services lies with the student.
  2. Requests for services/accommodations will not be processed until documentation of the disability is received and reviewed by the Disability Services Office.
  3. Requests for services/accommodations can be made anytime during the year. However, to ensure that accommodations/services are in place at the beginning of the semester, it is strongly recommended that students complete the Disabilities Services Application and submit complete written documentation of the disability at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the given semester (e.g., by August 1 for the Fall Semester; by January 1 for the Spring Semester; by May 1 for the Summer Sessions). Although the College makes every effort to process requests for accommodations/services in a timely manner, late requests may result in a delay in receiving support services.

Once written documentation is on file and the accommodations/services are agreed upon, a general procedure is followed:

  • Each semester, a student picks up an Accommodations Notification Form. This profile states the academic accommodations that the student is entitled to access. It is also the student's responsibility to disseminate the Accommodations Notification Form to his/her instructor(s). The faculty member and student should discuss the accommodations and determine if there are any clarifications needed as to how and when the accommodations will be provided.

When Special Testing Accommodations are required

The student must schedule test(s) with the Disability Services Office by filling out the Student Test Accommodation Form at least one week before each test.

The student must notify the instructor by giving him/her the Instructor Test Accommodation Form at least one week before the test. This form, with the test, must be returned by the instructor to the Disability Services Office prior to testing.

Please note: Students may not deliver their own tests. All tests must be delivered by the instructor. Testing accommodations will only be provided when these steps have been completed. Accommodations for test(s) at the Campus Centers will be scheduled and provided through the Academic Support Centers when the above steps have been completed.

When a Tutor is required

The student must make a request in writing to the Disability Services Office.

When a Notetaker is required

The student must make a request in writing to the Disability Services Office.

Course Waivers

Required courses in a degree program may not be waived. Please note: The physical education requirement will NOT be waived for any student. The Department Physical Education and Integrated Health Care will work with students to adapt a physical education course to meet the student's needs. Students must contact the department chairperson to arrange an adaptive course. In addition, physical education credit may be earned by participation in a health and/or first aid course.