NEWS & EVENTS
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Academic Support
  • Academic Requirements

    Academic requirements are modified, as necessary, to ensure that they do not discriminate against students with disabilities so long as accreditation of the classes will not be at risk. These modifications can not affect the substance of the educational programs or compromise educational standards, nor shall they intrude upon legitimate academic freedom. Modifications often include changes in length of time permitted for the completion of degree requirements (including credit load), substitution of specific courses required for the completion of degrees, and adaptation of the manner in which specific courses are conducted.

    Examinations and Evaluations

    Examinations or other procedures for evaluating students' academic achievement can be modified to better evaluate the achievement of students with disabilities. The results of the evaluation should represent the student's achievement in the program or activity, rather than reflecting the student's disability. It is the student's responsibility to request test accommodations at enrollment time or at the beginning of the program/course.

    Testing accommodations, if requested in a timely manner, may include: large printed material preferential seating (front, etc.); oral tests; alternate format; taped tests; transcribers; extended test time; readers; environment free of distractions. 

    Academic Support Services

    Qualified persons may request educational support services through the University. Some services such as academic coaching, peer academic advising and tutoring are available to all students through the office of Academic Success. Other services to qualified students with disabilities may include: handicapped parking, registration assistance, referral to appropriate on- or off-campus resources, services or agencies; notetaker services; arrangements for specialized auxiliary aids, including Books on CD's, large print, Real Time Captioning, interpreters etc.

    IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT TO REQUEST ACCOMMODATION OR AUXILIARY AIDS AT LEAST SIX (6) WEEKS BEFORE CLASSES, PROGRAMS, OR ACTIVITIES BEGIN.

    The use of tape recorders, braillers, dog guides or other adaptive devices in the classrooms or campus buildings is permitted. Rules that have the effect of limiting the participation of qualified students in educational programs or activities will not be adopted unless the program or activity is directly related to licensing requirements.