To be eligible to receive accommodations, a student must provide an educational evaluation completed by a licensed professional, preferably within the last three years. This documentation will be kept on file in the ASC office.
Transitioning from High School to College:
- Open Letter To Parents of Students with Disabilities
- Are you ready for college?
- Differences between high school and college for students with disabilities
- Helping students advocate for themselves as they discuss their disability and request accommodations.
- Specialized advising with the Director of the ASC. Please make an appointment prior to finalizing your registration to review your course load.
- One-to-one peer tutoring is available to students with documented learning disabilities.
- Coordinating the delivery of academic accommodations and auxiliary aids.
Accommodations may include the following:
- Extended time in taking tests
- A test-taking environment with limited distractions
- In very limited circumstances, a different testing format
- Use of computers for assignments and tests
- Providing note takers, readers and computer assistance
- Assistance in obtaining texts in alternate formats
Disabilities accommodations in campus housing
Service Animal Policy
Service Animals are animals specifically trained to assist people with disabilities in the activities of daily living. The Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended) defines a service animal as “an animal that does work or performs tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability (including psychiatric, cognitive and mental).”
Providing access to technological assistance:
Kurzweil 3000 is a computer tool for students with reading and writing learning disabilities. The Kurzweil software is available on all public campus computers. If you would like to learn how to use this program, please contact the Academic Success Center.
Resources for students with disabilities in college:
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education, from the U.S. Dept. of Education
Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College, 21 tips for students with LD and/or ADD/ADHD
iPad accessibility features: options for screen readers, voice over, and numerous other ways to adapt your iPad