Informing professors of accommodation needs
Once students are approved for accommodations, letters verifying
that they are entitled to such services will be prepared for them
at our office to distribute to their course instructors. Students
are given the responsibility of requesting classroom and testing
accommodations from their instructors. See other sections for more
information regarding testing accommodations and advocacy.
Students experiencing academic difficulties can schedule an
appointment with a disability counselor to discuss their options.
We encourage students to contact their instructors to discuss
strategies for improving performance and overall progress in their
courses. Instructors may offer information on study tips, exam
preparation, study groups and tutoring services. Tutoring services
are provided by the Center for Student
While the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities
(SSD) works diligently to meet the needs of our students, there is
always a chance that a problem may arise. SSD will assist students
with any issues they might encounter regarding the implementing of
their accommodation plans. However, we cannot remedy a problem if
we do not know about it.
Students experiencing any problems such as an instructor
refusing to provide an accommodation or college personnel
discussing their accommodations in an inappropriate manner are
encouraged to contact the our office so we can help them resolve
their concerns as soon as possible.