Receiving Accommodations at College

  • Request accommodations as soon as possible

    You may request accommodations from your college/university at any time. However, starting sooner is best. It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Disability Support Services office as soon as possible and no later than one month before the semester begins.

  • Colleges need time to arrange for services and accommodations

    Colleges/universities are committed to working with you to provide reasonable services and accommodations. However, arranging services and accommodations takes time. Some academic adjustments may take more time to provide than others. More about requesting services at college.

Accommodations to Request

Requesting accommodations and services may be new to you. So what can you expect? What kind of accommodations can be requested and what is not provided? Here are a few examples.

What accommodations are provided?

Accommodations are modifications to the academic requirements that are necessary for you to have an equal educational opportunity. Reasonable accommodations may include:

  • arranging for priority registration
  • note taking assistance
  • recording lectures
  • extended time on tests
  • books in alternate format
  • sign language interpreters
  • screen-readers
  • voice recognition and other assistive technology

What accommodations are not provided?

Accommodations that are of a personal nature or will impact the essential requirements of the individual program of study will not be provided. These

  • personal care attendant
  • private tutors
  • waiving of required coursework