Academic requirements may be modified, as necessary, to ensure that they do not discriminate against qualified applicants or currently enrolled student with disabilities. However, academic requirements that are essential to programs of instruction (i.e., specific prerequisite courses, attendance requirements) are not considered discriminatory and cannot be waived. These modifications, coordinated through the Office of Student Disability Services, shall neither affect the substance of the educational program nor compromise educational methods.
The following listing, although not exhaustive, represents the services and accommodations that are more commonly provided to “eligible” students with disabilities. Eligibility is determined by Student Disability Services on a case-by-case basis:
Correspondence with faculty
Relocation of classes to accessible classrooms and/or buildings
Assistive technology loans (temporary)
Preferential seating in classrooms
Being allowed to record lectures
Use of a scribe for exams and quizzes
Copies of instructor’s lecture notes
Copies of PowerPoint presentations and overheads
Reduced course load
Use of enlarged print for all print-based materials
Use of a reader for exams and quizzes
Use of a computer to take exams and/or write papers
Alternate test formats (i.e., oral instead of written, etc.)
Advanced copy of course syllabus, textbooks, materials, assignments, etc.
Extra time on exams and quizzes
Use of a calculator
Use of spellcheckers and/or word lists
Use of a sign language interpreter or real-time captionist
Receiving handouts in alternate format
1. Gather your medical / professional documentation: DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES
2. Submit the documentation along with request(s) for accommodations to Student
Disability Services for review.
REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF ACCOMMODATION (Classroom)
Documentation can be uploaded within the online 'request for letters of accommodation' form
above. Otherwise, it can be faxed or delivered to Student Disability Services.
3. Contact Michelle Beasley, Coordinator of Student Disability Services
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 829-3997 to set up an appointment to finalize your registration
with Student Disability Services and to review your accommodations.
NOTE: Students are responsible to pick up their completed letters of accommodation from Student
Disability Services and deliver to their professors to discuss as soon as possible as classes begin.
Accommodations are not retroactive and begin the day the professor receives the letter of
accommodation from the student.
After the initial registration with Student Disability Services, students wishing to
receive classroom accommodations for each subsequent semester must submit a
"request for letters of accommodation" form each time that they register for new classes.