DR provides a one page handout, “Requesting Accommodations” (on our forms page), that can be printed out for review and reference. The information on the handout is included below along with links to some more detailed information.
- Submit an online New Student Application (Accommodations Request) along with relevant supporting documentation.
Students may make accommodation requests and submit supporting documentation at any time prior to and during the semester that accommodations are needed. However, it may take some time for the information to be reviewed; meetings to be scheduled and accommodations to be put in place (up to 2-3 weeks).
- Students with temporary disabilities may want to call the main office at 979-845-1637 to talk with an Access Coordinator discuss any time-sensitive questions or needs.
For more information about the type of information to submit please review the guidelines for documentation. Additional supporting documentation can also added to the New Student Application after it is submitted.
- Submitted information is reviewed
Student accommodation requests and supporting documentation will be reviewed on an individual, case-by-case basis in the order that it is received. After the initial application is reviewed, an Access Coordinator will be assigned and will contact the student to set up an appointment to discuss possible accommodations or they may request additional supporting documentation, if needed before accommodations can be put into place.
- Most accommodation requests are reviewed within a week of receiving the request. However during specific time periods when workload is high or staffing is limited (first few weeks of the semester, during holiday breaks and finals week) the review process may take longer.
- If a student has not heard from Disability Resources within 3 weeks of submitting a New Student Application please contact the office to check on the status of the request.
- Meet with Access Coordinator (New Student Meeting)
The student will usually meet with an Access Coordinator to discuss their requests in more detail, to review Disability Resources policies and procedures for implementing accommodations and to discuss potential resources.
It is the student’s responsibility to make their needs known and to provide the appropriate documentation to support the need for the requested accommodations.