Students with a documented disability must register through our office to determine eligibility and what services, if any, are necessary for accommodation. Services are arranged on an individualized basis, so early planning is strongly encouraged.
- Prior to the term, students with a learning, physical or psychological disability should complete and return the Intake/Disclosure form. (pdf)
- Prior to the term, supporting documentation should be sent to the Director of Student Support Services for review.
The Students with Disabilities Handbook (pdf) outlines specific documentation requirements for the following disabilities: learning / Attention Deficit Disorder, psychiatric, physical and temporary. In general, documentation must:
- Measure student aptitude, achievement, and information processing
- Have been conducted by an appropriate professional
- Be current (often defined as no more than three years old)
- Include recommendations for accommodations to facilitate learning
If your documentation is approved, you will receive a letter indicating you are eligible for services. Once authorized:
- If this is your first year, schedule a meeting with the Director of Student Support Services to discuss accommodations and your responsibilities for each term.
- During the first two weeks of the term, complete and return the Academic Accommodations Request form (pdf) to the Student Support Services office.
- Within five days, pick up your Accommodations ID Card.
- Immediately schedule a meeting with each of your professors to present the Accommodations Card to them. They can either make a copy of it or make a note in their record book but this card is yours to keep. Also, explain your learning styles/strengths and work out the details of your accommodation(s) with your professors.
- You will need to discuss any changes to your accommodations with the Director of Student Support Services and pick up a new Accommodations ID Card during the first two weeks of fall term each year.