All students with a documented disability who are seeking accommodations should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) located in the CAA, at least two weeks before the beginning of the trimester or immediately following any injury or illness. This recommendation is to ensure timely implementation of accommodations.
Information on Academic Accommodations
If a student requests accommodation, that student must provide the OSD the requested current, official documentation related to his or her disability. That documentation will be used to determine the type and extent of accommodation that is most reasonable and effective for that student.
If criteria have been met and accommodations granted, the student must submit a copy of his or her class schedule and proof of course payment. The OSD will then notify each of the student's instructors of his or her needs once the student has completed the Release of Information form [available in the CAA]. The instructor will receive an Academic Accommodation form explaining the accommodations necessary for that student.
For each subsequent trimester, it is the student's responsibility to notify the OSD of his or her updated class schedule and complete the trimester accommodations form. At any time, students may request in writing to discontinue any information-sharing related to their disability. Students may request to discontinue their accommodations at any time. Questions or concerns should be brought to the attention of the OSD.
To be eligible for disability-related services, students must have a documented disability as defined by the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). A person with a disability is an individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Please note that school plans such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plans are not sufficient documentation to establish the rationale for accommodations in a college setting. Original documents are not necessary--a copy or fax of the material is sufficient. If documentation is incomplete, or otherwise inadequate to determine the disability and/or reasonable accommodations, the OSD will require additional documentation. Documentation costs are to be paid by the student.
For further information regarding Academic Accommodations, please contact The CAA.