APPLICATION FOR SERVICES
It is the student's responsibility to request accommodations each semester/term. To request academic accommodations, students are required to complete the application process before or at the beginning of each term.
Registration with Student ADA Services is a separate process from the application for admission to the University. In order to be considered for accommodations, a student must first submit verification of his or her condition based on Student ADA Services' guidelines and meet with the Student ADA Coordinator to discuss an accommodation request.
A student who is registered with Student ADA Services (via an executed Notification of Approved Accommodations/Approved Accommodations Summary form) may request accommodations at any point during the term; however, accommodations are only granted from the date faculty are notified by the student with an official Notification of Approved Accommodations/Approved Accommodations Summary form from Student ADA Services. This allows the student an opportunity to proceed in class without accommodations and to activate the accommodations later, if needed.
Students have an obligation to inform instructors in a timely manner with an initial accommodation request. If a student fails to give sufficient notice, the accommodation may be delayed or denied.
To complete the application process, the student is responsible for the following:
Step 1:Complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form (PDF will open in new tab).
Step 2: Provide documentation outlining your disability as outlined in Verification of Disability section.
Step 3: Meet with the Student ADA Coordinator to discuss individual needs. (This can be done at the same time a student completes the Accommodation Request Form.)
Step 4: Complete an Informal Consent Form and attach the required verification documentation.
Step 5: Next, the Student ADA Coordinator or a staff member will prepare and provide the student with a copy of a Notification of Approved Accommodations/Approved Accommodations Summary for the instructor of each course for which accommodations are requested. To initiate a request, the student must deliver a copy of the document to the instructor of each course for which an accommodation is requested.
Step 6: Meet with the instructor(s) to discuss how accommodations will be implemented. (If the student or the instructor has any questions about this process, the Student ADA Coordinator should be contacted.)
Step 7: Report any problems with accommodations to the Student ADA Coordinator.
Important Note. To provide the student an opportunity to proceed in class without accommodation(s), some students may prefer to register with Student ADA Services by completing the application process but postponing the initial accommodations. To protect the student's right to do this, the student is required to deliver and discuss the Notification of Approved Accommodations/Approved Accommodations Summary with instructors to initiate accommodations. This must be done before accommodations will be implemented. Instructors are not obligated to provide accommodations until they are notified by the student in this manner. Retroactive accommodations cannot be made. Specifically, instructors are not obligated to accommodate prior exams, assignments, or any course-related activity before the Notification of Approved Accommodations/Approved Accommodations Summary is delivered and discussed.