First-year students and transfer students may apply for accommodations once admitted to Oglethorpe University. Current students may apply at any time, however, accommodations are not retroactive.
Students are responsible for identifying themselves with Accessibility Services and presenting proper medical documentation to receive reasonable accommodations.
- Fill out and Submit New Student Accessibility Application. There will be a space to add proof of medical documentation and attach numbers 2 and 3 below.
- Sign and Submit the Authorization To Communicate.*
- Sign and submit the Student Responsibility Contract.*
Documentation can be submitted through one of the following:
- Email to: [email protected]
- Hand deliver to Accessibility Services (Turner Lynch Campus Center, 2nd Floor)
- Mail to: Accessibility Services, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Once you submit your documents and application the Accessibility Services Coordinator will reach out to schedule a meeting with you regarding your accommodations request. The review process takes 7-10 days to evaluate the initial intake form and supporting medical documentation.
*If you prefer to sign a paper copy you can schedule a meeting to sign all required documents.
Welcome meetings are approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour and must be completed before accommodations are granted.
Students who have short-term medical conditions or temporary injuries may benefit from services. Temporary Accommodations will be extended 1 week after the indicated end of diagnosis date assigned by the licensed healthcare provider.
Students seeking assistance with a temporary injury or medical condition can visit Accessibility Services in the TLCC or email [email protected].
Student Success ensures that all information obtained from students or other sources is considered confidential and secured in locked cabinets. Neither disability nor the use of accommodations is noted on a student’s transcripts. According to Oglethorpe’s Maintenance and Disposal of Student Records Policy, we destroy any filed documentation after a student has no longer been enrolled at Oglethorpe for at least 5 years.
Parental Release of Information: Laws protecting the release of student information, prohibit the Office of Accessibility Services from releasing any information regarding a student’s accommodations, registration and any further information regarding the student. Students that would like to allow their parents or guardians to speak with the Office of Accessibility services must complete the Information Release Document. This document must be completed and sent to accessibility services from the student’s university email.
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, Student Success 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.