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Student Disability Services
University of Mississippi

Accommodation Information

Accommodations are provided for the purposes of providing students with disabilities equal access to the educational opportunities provided by the University. Accommodations are approved based on the current impact of a disability, not only on the presence of a disability. Because impact is unique to each student, accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case, student-by-student basis.

Reasonable accommodations are determined using the following analysis:
  • The accommodation is directly related to the current impact or functional limitations caused by the student’s disability.
  • The accommodation is not of a personal nature.
  • The accommodation is necessary to provide the student equal access to the educational opportunities provided by the University.
  • The accommodation does not lower academic or program standards.
  • The accommodation does not fundamentally alter the essential elements or expected outcomes of the course, program or activity.
  • The accommodation does not present an undue financial or administrative burden on the university.
  • The accommodation does not pose a threat to the health or safety of the student or others.
(Examples of accommodations that may be considered unreasonable at the post-secondary level include, but are not limited to: transportation around campus, unlimited time on testing, ability to retake a test after the test has been graded, tutoring, and a decrease in the amount of work required in a class.)

Below is a list of accommodations that the University can provide (based on a case-by-case review). Please note, this is not an all-inclusive list of possible accommodations and inclusion on this list does not guarantee that a student will be approved for the accommodation.

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