Requesting an Accommodation

We take an individualized approach... The University offers different types of accommodations for different needs.

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Academic accommodations are meant to increase opportunities for students and help professors fairly evaluate synthesis of the course content.

Access and opportunities, not alterations in academic expectations, can provide students the chance to learn and grow in an accommodating environment.

Academic accommodations are assessed on an individual basis and are backed by appropriate documentation.

Examples of academic accommodations:

  • Note-taking assistance
  • Extended time on exams
  • Proctored exams in the OSSS testing facility
  • Exams in alternate format
  • Distraction reduced testing environment
  • Early access to requisite readings
  • Priority registration
  • Breaks
  • Extensions on assignments on a case by case basis
  • Reducing course load
  • Assistive Technology (tape recorder, print enlargers, etc)
  • Use of a word processer for essays
  • Books in an alternate format (pdf, audio)
  • Use of a calculator

Information about Test-taking Accommodations:

These accommodations for exams, quizzes, tests, and timed in-class assignments can be implemented in many ways. Sometimes, a student will come to the OSSS to use our test-taking facility which provides reduced distractions and caters to taking extended time to finish. Other times, students find that making arrangements with the professor to meet their accommodation needs. As all other accommodations, test-taking accommodations are discussed and implemented on an individual basis.

Information about Note-taking Accommodations:

Accommodations related to note-taking are available for students and suited to their specific needs. There are many ways to accommodate this process, including but not limited to:

  • Peer support and use of a “note-taker”
  • Use of a computer
  • Use of Assistive Technology: smart pen or recorder or app of similar nature paired with smart device


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