Equal access is a right of students with disabilities, but it requires students to advocate for this right. Students must initiate the request for an accommodation and provide current documentation and bring forth additional requests or issues. The Director of the Center for Equal Access will work with the students on learning to advocate for themselves. Unlike high school, it is the college student's responsibility to assure his or her needs are begin met and whether or not he/she is succeeding academically. College students are considered adults.
The College of St. Scholastica must provide reasonable accommodations to "level the playing field," but the student must be able to meet all academic requirements and abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
Academic requirements are not waived due to a student's disability. Students must be able to meet the academic requirements with the approved accommodations. Auxiliary aids include adaptations needed to make the College campus and programs accessible. The Center is not obligated to provide the same accommodations received in high school or other colleges, or all the accommodations recommended by a medical professional. No accommodations will be provided until adequate documentation is received. It is the student's responsibility to plan ahead if the accommodation or auxiliary aid requires a long lead-time, such as a sign language interpreter.
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