Academic adjustments are modifications in how students participate
in classes and activities. These modifications allow students to meet
standards, but do not change them. Academic adjustments give students equal
access to the educational opportunities of the University.
Some examples are:
Students must meet with the Director of Disabilities Services
before beginning services and provide documentation of disability that fulfills
the Requirements for Documentation of Disabilities.
For more information on defining a disability, please see the Requesting Services page.
Students can also discuss with Disabilities Services staff the
possibility of an undiagnosed disability and find out how to obtain a
professional assessment. For suggested testing or screening locations, please
visit our Information and Resources Community
Students discuss their past educational experiences, current issues
and medical or psychological test results with the Director of Disabilities
The need for each academic adjustment must be supported by the documentation provided by the student.
Each quarter students should consider their classes and individual
needs to decide whether or not to request academic adjustments. Staff can help
students plan how to meet college expectations successfully.
After registering for classes and at least 3 weeks before the end
of the quarter, students submit an Adjustments Request Form to
Disabilities Services. For more information on the procedures for specific academic adjustments, please see the Procedures for Adjustments and Aids page.
If a student decides to request an academic adjustment that he or
she has not used before, it is necessary to make an appointment discuss the
adjustment with the Director of Disabilities Services.