Obtaining Academic Accommodations

What is an academic accommodation?

 An academic accommodation is an adjustment to the delivery of course content made for a student with a disability to ensure equal opportunity to complete the outcomes of the course.

  • Accommodations include, but are not limited to, access to auxiliary aids and alternate methods of participation, assignment completion, or testing.

Accommodations are NOT:

  • An unfair advantage.
  • Granted if they fundamentally alter the outcomes of the class.
  • Retroactive. The accommodation(s) begin once a student requests the letters of accommodation.

What do I have to do to obtain academic accommodations?

  1. Contact the Center for Equal Access.
  2. Provide documentation of a diagnosis that limits you in your learning or living environments to the Center for Equal Access.
  3. Meet (in person, or via phone, Google Hangout, or Facetime) with the Director to determine academic accommodations.
  4. Request your letters of accommodation.

Things to note:

  • Prior or current accommodations in high school or at another college or university do not automatically mean that the student will receive any accommodations or the same accommodations at The College of St. Scholastica. 
  • Faculty and staff will only provide academic accommodations that are recognized by The College.
  • Certain accommodations (e.g. alternative testing, auxiliary aids, consideration for absences or extended time, voluntary note-taker) have additional procedures which must be followed. For more information, please see Accommodation Procedures.