A student is eligible for accommodations if he or she:
- is otherwise qualified for the program(s)
- is a person with a disability
- has identified himself/herself to the college through Disability Services (DS), and
- has presented appropriate documentation regarding the disability to the college as required by DS (see documentation requirements) and requires accommodation(s).
NOTE: Accommodations are effective after the documentation has been reviewed and approved and the student has completed the DS registration process. Accommodations are not retroactive. Also, documentation required by DS may not be sufficient at other universities or testing agencies.
Steps for New or Prospective Students
1. Complete and submit the Request for Accommodations.
2. Review, sign, and submit the Confidentiality Statement.
3. Submit documentation about your disability according to the specific documentation guidelines below:
- General Documentation Guidelines
- Documentation Guidelines for ADD and Psychological Disabilities
- Documentation Guidelines for Learning Disabilities
- Documentation Guidelines for Other Disabilities
4. Set up an appointment to meet with a Disability Services staff member to review your paperwork and complete additional forms for your professors. Call 318.869.5466 or email Tina Feldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Open Letter to Parents of Students with Disabilities About to Enter College - Jane Jarrow, Ph.D., national expert on disabilities
Steps for Current Students
Current/registered students are those who have completed the registration process for the DS office and have received accommodation at Centenary in previous semesters. Students registered with the office must request accommodations each semester.
To request academic accommodations for a new semester, students should either:
1. Print and complete the Request for Academic Notification Form and bring it to the Disability Services office (Rotary Hall, lower level)
3. Send an email to Tina Feldt requesting accommodations for the current semester. Be sure to include the following information:
- Class title and number (for example, SOC 101)
- Name of faculty member teaching each class
- Any additional information you feel is important
You will be copied on an email sent to your professors outlining your accommodations.