Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Process for acquiring accommodations

It is important to contact a Center for Student Success professional prior to the start of the semester in order to receive accommodations in a timely manner. While we will make every effort to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, failure to self-identify prior to the start of the semester may delay notification to instructors and timeliness of acquiring accommodations. Accommodations do not automatically carry over to the next semester.

STEP 1

Go through The New Student Checklist

STEP 2

Drop off, mail, or fax a copy of your disability documentation
(doctor’s note, 504 Plan, etc.) to the Center for Student Success.

STEP 3

Schedule a meeting with Monica Bouman, CSS director

STEP 4

Contact a CSS professional with
questions or concerns as they arise

Accommodations should:

  • Allow a student with a disability equal participation in and benefit from all programs and activities
  • Level the playing field to avoid penalizing for disability-related factors
  • Make it possible for an instructor to fairly evaluate the student’s understanding of the material.

Accommodations should not:

  • Fundamentally alter the essential objectives of an academic program, curriculum or course, or lower the standards
  • Threaten the safety or health of self or others
  • Cause an undue financial hardship to the College
  • Cross the line between accommodations and personal devices or services

Helpful Resources for Students with Disabilities