Steps to requesting academic accommodations
Colleges have a legal responsibility (under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments) to make programs and service accessible to persons with disabilities. These responsibilities include removing barriers and guaranteeing reasonable accommodations so students with disabilities have an opportunity to participate at the level enjoyed by those without disabilities.
Students who wish to disclose a disability and discuss the appropriate academic accommodations should follow the steps outlined below.
- Complete an Application for Disability Services (pdf, doc) requesting the necessary accommodations. Forms are available by clicking through this link or contacting the Counselor for Students with Disabilities. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Obtain documentation of your disability. The documentation must be current, appropriate information that provides a diagnosis of the disability including assessment procedures and relevant test scores. The documentation must clearly substantiate the need for all of the student's specific accommodation requests and be signed by an appropriately licensed professional. See Disability Documentation Guidelines for more information. These documents are held in a confidential file in order to help us better meet your accommodations needs.
- Submit documentation and Application for Disability Services form to: Judy Jacobson Berg, Counselor, SCTCC, 1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303 or email@example.com. Submission of documentation should not be considered approval of the requested accommodations. Appropriate accommodations are recommended on a case-by-case basis by the Counselor for Students with Disabilities. (Note: Though the application and documentation may be sent through email, this method is not guaranteed as a secure method of communication.)
- Schedule an appointment to meet with the Judy Jacobson Berg to review your Accommodations Plan and discuss the process for utilizing appropriate accommodations. Call 320.308.5089 voice, TTY users may use MN Relay at 711 to reach the campus to schedule.
Appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations are determined on an individual basis. Accommodations must be specific to the disability need. Sufficient advance notice is required by qualified students when requesting accommodations. Some accommodations may require a six-week notice to arrange. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments Act (ADAAA), accommodations will not be provided:
- For personal daily living devices or services, even though the individual may be a qualified individual with a disability, or
- That result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program, or activity or in undue financial or administrative burdens. Denial of requested accommodations or services can be appealed by contacting the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.