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.