Procedure for ADA Special Accommodations:
1. The letter of acceptance into a program contains a reminder that students who are requesting accommodations need to inform the college of this at the time that their initial deposit is made.
2. A full-time student who responds to the request for disclosure in his/her acceptance letter (who subsequently is accepted and enrolled in classes) will be sent a letter of inquiry from the director of counseling. This letter states that any accommodations must be requested in writing, and that appropriate documentation supporting these accommodations is also necessary. Such documentation may be in the form of a psycho-educational evaluation, an audiological evaluation, a physician's recommendation, etc. and must meet the college's standard of acceptability.
3. If a written request is received, the documentation is determined to be adequate, and the accommodation is considered reasonable, a written request for accommodation(s) is forwarded to the dean of students by the director of counseling.
4. The dean of students reviews the request and either grants or amends the accommodation. An accommodation may be denied if it compromises the fundamental requirements/outcomes of a specific academic program.
5. If the accommodation is approved in writing by the dean, the student is notified in writing by the director of counseling. The student will also receive an instructor notification form which will specify what accommodations are approved. It is the responsibility of the student to meet with the instructor during the first two weeks of the semester to discuss accommodations. The student is also required to obtain the instructor's signature of the notification form. This form must be returned to the counseling office by the specified deadline, unless other arrangements have been made.
6. In most cases, a request must be made at the beginning of each semester in order for accommodations to continue into the next term or into the next academic year.