Disability Services Admissions
Once accepted, the students may voluntarily disclose their disability to the college by submitting a Voluntary Disclosure Form along with appropriate documentation to the Student Services Office if they wish to request accommodations. In cases where documentation is incomplete, the student may be required to participate in additional evaluation at their own cost in order to receive accommodations. In the meantime, the student may be eligible for provisional institutional accommodations of a limited nature; however, no system-level accommodations can be granted provisionally. Some documentation, including LD, ADHD, ABI/TBI, must be reviewed by the Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) to ensure that it satisfies the criteria established by the BOR. Students may request accommodations at any time once they have registered for or are attending classes. However, any accommodations approved will be implemented from that point forward and are not retroactive.
Student Orientation Sessions are an excellent opportunity for the student to initiate the accommodation process. These sessions are offered throughout the summer and at the beginning of each new semester. Students who have not received orientation session information can do so by contacting the Admissions Office. Accommodations are available during orientation and can be arranged by contacting the Office of Student Services. Please be sure to contact the Office of Student Services prior to your orientation date for an appointment and so that we may begin gathering the necessary information to develop the accommodation plan.