Registering a Disability and Requesting Accommodations

Students with disabilities or special situations are encouraged to register with the Disability Support Services Office. If appropriate, these students are also encouraged to request academic accommodations. Please follow these steps:

Step One:

The student will contact the Disability Support Services Coordinator to complete a confidential Disability Registration/Accommodation Request form. On this form, the student will:            

Inform Disability Support Services of disability or disabilities            
If desired, request accommodations      

Step Two:

The student will provide proper documentation verifying the disability. Documentation must contain the following:

Credentials of evaluator
A diagnostic statement identifying the disability
A listing of diagnostic methodology used in evaluation and the results
A listing of current functional limitations
A description of the expected progress or stability of the disability

IMPORTANT: Please see this link for a thorough outline of acceptable documentation criteria. IEP's, 504 Plans, handwritten physician's notes, and medical prescriptions are not considered acceptable documentation.

Complete Documentation Guidelines    

Step Three:

The Coordinator of Disability Support Services will review requests and documentation to determine eligibility.  

If student is declared eligible:
The Coordinator and student will meet to discuss process for accessing accommodations. 

If student is declared not eligible:            

Student can accept the decision

Student can appeal the decision

Click here for Appeals Process