Accommodations Process

Due to the current circumstances, the size of our office, and the rush of LOAs, each semester brings, in an effort to keep everyone safe, we are asking students to, please call, or email to schedule in-person, telephone, or zoom appointments.

Note: The process of arranging academic accommodations takes time, so requests after the third week of the semester might not be completed in time to receive accommodations for that semester.

Accommodations are provided only after satisfactory completion of all of the following steps:
  • Documentation of your disability (which conforms to the documentation guidelines) is delivered to Disability Support Services. It is your responsibility to ensure documentation arrives at DSS.
  • The DSS forms (Application to Initiate Services, Request for Accommodation, Informed Consent) are completed and delivered to DSS.
  • The DSS Administrator studies your documentation to evaluate whether the requested accommodation(s) are appropriate for your disability and in line with University policies and practices or with requirements of other entities.
  • The Accommodations Committee meets and reaches a decision regarding the requested accommodations.*
  • You meet with the DSS Administrator to discuss the committee’s decision.  In the event the request is denied, possible alternative and strategies are then explored.
  • Letters of Accommodations (LOA) are prepared for each course, signed by the DSS Administrator and given to you.
  • You are responsible to deliver the LOA to your professor(s). DSS provides two copies of the LOA so your professor can keep one for their records.**
  • You meet with your professor to discuss how the approved accommodations will be administered, provided they do not compromise an essential component of the course/program.
  • Should DSS proctor an exam for you, you are responsible for filling out the Proctoring Form and delivering it to your professor on time as outlined in the Student Agreement Form.
*Accommodations must be requested every semester.
**Professors are to sign the LOA and return it to DSS.