Priority registration for classes is available for students with a disability that is registered with the Academic Success Center. To qualify, each student must submit disability documentation that identifies a chronic or permanent disability. Students will be approved for priority registration on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Accessibility Services who will notify the Registrar’s Office. Consideration for priority registration is given for the following reasons:
- A student with a chronic health impairment may need to carefully schedule classes with breaks around medication schedules.
- A student with mobility issues may need to have classes moved to accessible locations.
- A student with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may need to take a section of a course that meets earlier during the day to prevent the need for booster doses of medication.
Students eligible for this service are encouraged to register early in order to create a class schedule that meets the student’s disability-related needs and to receive third-party services in a timely manner.
Title III of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 dictates that an institution must make reasonable academic adjustments, provide auxiliary aids and/or services for those individuals with a qualified disability who self identify. To determine reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids and/or services, the Academic Success Center staff will seek current documentation of the student’s disorder/impairment, as well as, information from appropriate University personnel regarding essential standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. A reasonable academic adjustment is one that does not require a substantial change in the curriculum or alter any of the essential elements or functions of the course, program, service, or activity. Academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services are determined on a case-by-case basis and course-by-course basis.