Accommodations

We offer accommodations to meet your temporary or permanent disability needs.

Students with a documented disability on file are eligible to receive accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Each semester, you need to meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services to determine the types of accommodations you'll need. Some examples of possible accommodations include:

Testing Accommodations

  • Extended time to complete tests;
  • Proctored exams in a special location such as the Learning Center;
  • A reader to read your test questions to you;
  • A scribe who will write down your dictated answers;
  • Oral responses to essay questions;
  • A proctor to explain auxiliary vocabulary used in the test questions;
  • Alternative answer sheets and scrap paper

You'll have to make a request for each exam that requires accommodations. Please make your requests one week in advance.

To Request Testing Accommodations

arrow Step One: Complete the online Testing Accommodation Request Form

arrow Step Two: Print and complete the appropriate areas in the Instructor Notification Form (PDF). Provide the form to your instructor for his/her signature and return the form to the Disability Services Office.

Testing Hours For Exams Administered in the Learning Center

During the Semester

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday through Friday

During Final Exams Week

8:00 AM to 7:30 PM - Monday
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Friday


Class Accommodations 

  • Extended deadlines to complete class assignments
  • Alternative methods to demonstrate mastery of course objectives
  • The opportunity to substitute alternative coursework for certain degree requirements

Reading

  • Provision of books on tape.

Writing

  • Additional time to correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Exemption from loss of credit for misspellings
  • Use of computer to type essay exams

Math

  • Use of a calculator
  • Possible partial credit if part of the answer is correct

Note taking

  • Permission to tape record lectures
  • Provision of a copy of a note taker's notes

Registration & Course load Accommodations

  • A reduced course load.
  • Priority in registration.
  • Information to your advisor regarding your learning needs with respect to times, types of courses, number of courses, and course formats. 

Textbook Accommodations

If your documentation includes the indicates that you are eligible to obtain textbooks in alternate format, and you would like to obtain textbooks in alternate format, the following guidelines must be followed:

  • Requests for Alternate Format Textbooks should be made 4 weeks in advance of the start of a class.
  • If you are having difficulty obtaining a text, you should contact the Coordinator of Disability Services.
  • Students must enrolled in a class for which the textbook is being requested
  • Students must present proof of purchase of textbooks or other materials that are requested before the material is ordered in alternate format by the Disability Services Coordinator.
  • Download and complete an Alternate Text Required request form, or pick up a form in the Disability Services Office.
  • Students are advised to obtain membership to Recordings for The Blind and Dyslexic (RFBD) and should contact RFBD to order books in cassette or CD format if they are available. Information on RFBD is available at: http://www.rfbd.org/. Students are responsible for membership fees for RFBD.

Non-Academic Accommodations

Non-academic accommodations are determined by the recommendations included in your documentation.

Dietary

  • Assistance with menu planning

Campus Living

  • Modified living arrangements

Student Activities

Contact the Student Activities Office, or the Office of Disability Services, if you have any questions about accommodations and accessibility for any campus activities or events.

Learn More

  • Exams

    Learn about resources in the Learning Center to help you be successful at taking exams.
    Read more

  • FAQs

    We have answers to common questions you may have about disability services or the accommodations process.
    Read more

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