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Academic Accommodations

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Accommodations are modifications in the classroom and test environment that provide students with disabilities equal access to academic opportunities.

To review the process for establishing accommodations see "Getting Started."

To renew accommodations previously established with the Accessibility Center, please submit the Accommodation Letter Request Form at the beginning of each semester. While accommodation letter renewals can also be requested in person, over the phone, or via email, the most efficient way to request them is on our website. No appointments are necessary unless changes in accommodations are desired. Depending on the demand, accommodation letters may take anywhere between 2 days to 1 week to process. Please check with our front desk regarding letter status or review your Ymessage account where accommodation letters will be sent.

Please follow the instructions below:

  1. You will access your electronic letters through your YMessage account.
    1. When your letters are ready, you will receive an e-mail notification from YMessage indicating that you have a new message.
  2. Click on the link(s) within your message to access your accommodation letters.
    1. You will be able to view the letters online.
    2. You will send your letters by granting electronic access to the primary instructor(s) of your course(s) when you desire.
    3. If you would also like to hand-deliver hard copy letters to your instructors, download the letters as PDFs and print them out.
    • You can track when you have sent a letter to a professor and when the professor has read the letter on the left hand column of the screen.
    • After you have sent a letter to a professor, accommodation indicators will be made available to the primary instructor in Learning Suite and can be viewed on class rolls, etc. (Only your primary instructor will be able to view these indicators.)
    • Although letter delivery will be electronic, we still encourage direct communication with your instructor in the interactive process, particularly if your accommodations require coordination with your instructor (e.g., determining a reasonable number of absences up front if you have leniency with absences; determining optimal seating if you have preferred seating; etc.).