Academic Accommodations

Letters of Accommodation:
Accessibility Services provides students with approved accommodations letters for professors. Accommodations letters includes academic accommodations approved for a student.

To access accommodations letters students must:

  1. Be registered with Accessibility Services and have academic accommodations approved by the Accessibility Director.
  2. Submit a new semester request by emailing Accessibility Services and submitting the Student Responsibility Contract during the first week of classes.
  3. Electronic copies of accommodation letters will be sent to professors. We recommend students meet with instructors during office hours or by private appointment to discuss any necessary accommodations or essential elements of the course.
  4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 each semester.

PLEASE NOTE: After receiving an accommodations letter, instructors have up to 5 business days to provide the approved accommodations. This is to allow time for any administrative planning that may need to occur. Thus, students should deliver accommodations letters well in advance of any class exams.

Class Notes and Notetakers:

Students who are authorized by Accessibility Services for note-taking assistance can obtain class notes in a number of ways. Discuss with the Accessibility Coordinator the pros and cons of each method for accessing class materials. The student must also submit a notetaker request form.

However, notetaking assistance is not a substitute for attending class. Notetaking accommodations are provided by volunteers. Students needing notetaking assistance may contact the Accessibility Director for suggestions regarding how to acquire a copy of course notes. If a student approved for note-taking accommodations and are experiencing difficulties in obtaining notes, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Accessibility Director.