Requesting Academic Adjustments

Academic adjustments cannot be arranged unless a student initiates a request for adjustment through SAS each semester, provides the necessary documentation, and schedules an intake appointment with a specialist. Academic Adjustment Letters are not automatically drafted; therefore, an appointment with a specialist must be made every semester.

New/Returning Students

  • Make contact with SAS and disclose your disability. This may be done before or after course selection
  • Provide SAS with the necessary documentation regarding your disability and set up an intake appointment to discuss course selection and possible academic adjustments for the upcoming semester
  • Schedule another appointment to meet with a specialist to prepare Academic Adjustment Letters to instructors and discuss adjustment needs with each instructor
  • Adjustments such as requests for alternate formats, assistive technology in the classroom, or sign-language interpreters, usually requires sufficient lead time to arrange. Students who anticipate requiring these kinds of adjustments should make an appointment with a specialist immediately after they register for courses to develop a timeline
  • The Academic Adjustment Letter is emailed to each professor immediately upon approval for academic adjustments for the current semester

Returning students may now request academic adjustments without scheduling an appointment with a specialist. Simply login to Accommodate and follow the instructions (links provided on right). Please contact SAS to ensure electronic request was received.

Examples of Possible Academic Adjustments Provided

  • Extended time, scribes, and readers for exams/quizzes
  • Reduced distraction testing environment
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Assistive technology and auxiliary aid/equipment loans
  • Large-print materials
  • Permission to record a lecture

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require the College to provide personal assistants, individual tutors, or equipment that has been individually prescribed by outside agencies or medical or rehabilitation professionals.