Temporary Impairment Services

Temporary Impairment Accommodations and Services are available to students when needed. The CTLE engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews request for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis.


The CTLE may assist students who have a temporary injury or condition, depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student’s documented condition. The CTLE may also assist students who have a temporary injury or condition, which results in a functional limitation. Examples may include broken bones, injuries requiring surgery, acute illnesses, and pregnancy. Assistance is determined on a class-by-class basis and is dependent upon the nature of each course and the method of instruction as it relates to the student’s functional limitations. Accommodations are extended to students with temporary conditions for the duration of their functional limitations associated with the condition.


Since temporary conditions can occur at any point during the semester, the timing can significantly impact the accommodation options available to the student. Timely and open communication with the CTLE, faculty and other campus offices, as needed, about the nature and duration of the condition and requested assistance can often result in satisfactory solutions to the short-term issues caused by the injury or condition. Students with temporary injuries or conditions are encouraged to contact the CTLE to determine accommodation options.


You will then be responsible for requesting academic accommodations in a timely manner and following CTLE policies and procedures for accessing accommodations.


1. Students with disabilities who wish to request temporary or emergency accommodations should submit a Verification Form for Students with Disabilities and a Request for Temporary Accommodation to the CTLE so medical information may be obtained from your health care provider.

  • Documentation should be current and consist of an evaluation by an appropriate physician or health care provider that describes the current functional impact of the condition or disability as it relates to the temporary accommodation requested.
  • The physician/health care provider cannot be a family member.
  • The University of Scranton reserves the right to request additional documentation if the information does not address the student’s current level of functioning, or substantiate the need for modifications or accommodations.

2. The completed verification form and request for a temporary accommodation should be sent to:

Fax:     (570) 941-4154
Mail:     The University of Scranton
              Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE)
              800 Linden St.
              Scranton, PA 18510

3.The ADA Committee will review the information received from your health care provider and decide to grant or deny the accommodation. If your temporary accommodation request is approved by the ADA Committee, you will be notified by email of their decision.

4. Upon receipt of this information, the student, CTLE staff, and staff at the University of Scranton will work collaboratively to address the student’s special needs. The University will engage in an individualized, interactive process with a student, prior to making a determination on the request.

Last Modified: May 18, 2018