Making timely accommodation requests are essential.
Some accommodation requests require more extensive activities to evaluate and/or to implement and involve greater time than other requests.
In general, the College seeks to act upon a request for accommodation within two weeks after the individual has submitted the necessary paperwork and information.
Please note the following exceptions and additional nuances:
- All entering first-year and transfer students are asked to submit requests for accommodation for disability by June 10 preceding their admission in the Fall semester (or by December 15 preceding their admission in the Spring semester). (If the need for the accommodation is not known by those dates, the individual should submit the request as soon as possible after the need is identified.)
- For new Fall 2020 housing accommodation requests, rising sophomores and juniors need to submit an online application request through AIM, upload documentation of their disability, and meet with the Director of ADR Jim Wice all by March 6, 2020. Requests received after March 6 will be reviewed in the summer and prioritized based on room availability after incoming first year students are placed. Incoming first year students will make requests by June 15, 2020. Students with previously approved housing accommodations, will indicate they would like to continue their accommodations on the Residential Life standard housing selection form. Rising seniors should use the standard form unless there are extenuating circumstances. Other deadlines include May 1 for summer session, November 15 for spring semester, December 1 for winter session. Please also note that housing accommodation requests are reviewed by a committee represented by staff members from Counseling Services, Residential Life, Health Services and ADR.
- Exam accommodation requests are to be sent to professors prior to the start of each semester and at least by the add/drop period. Arrangements for accommodations with faculty members are to be made once letters have been sent at least two weeks prior to an exam).
- Interpreting and Communication Assisted Realtime Transcription (CART) Services (request preregistration for classes and make interpreting and CART requests at that time, request nonclass services of this type as early as possible but provide at least two weeks notice).
- Requests for architectural access modifications or physical adaptations should be made at least three weeks in advance of the individual's use of the location, to the extent such is known in advance.
- Alternative format text (students request preregistration so that you can contact faculty members regarding book lists; provide books and articles to Accessibility and Disability Resources as early as possible and preferably one month prior to your need).
- Notetaking accommodation requests should be made at time of registration and preferably no later than the add/drop period.
Please note that if the need for an accommodation is not known before the time periods referenced above, the individual should submit the request as soon as possible after the need is identified.