For Students: Academic Accommodations in the Virtual Learning Environment

The ARC Documentation Guidelines page details the full process for requesting disability accommodations. What follows are brief instructions for students who currently receive accommodations and for students who are newly requesting them.

In either circumstance, we are here to address your inquiries. Please let us know if you have any questions about the accommodations process.

  1. Email your ARC advisor (either Joseph P. Fisher, Clare Hennigan, or Carolyn Friedman) to request that your accommodations be renewed for the Fall 2020 term.
    • Not sure who your ARC advisor is? Email the ARC, and an administrator will assist you.       
  2. Your ARC advisor will provide you with your accommodation letters by email, but you can also choose to meet with your ARC advisor via Zoom or phone conference to renew your accommodations (accommodation meetings last approximately 30 minutes). 
    • We’ll discuss how things are working for you.
    • You’ll receive updated accommodation letters for the Fall 2020 term that you will share with your professors once classes start.

  1. Email your ARC advisor (either Joseph P. Fisher Fisher, Clare Hennigan, or Carolyn Friedman) to set up a virtual appointment to discuss modifying your current accommodations. 
    • Not sure who your ARC advisor is? Just email the ARC, and we’ll be glad to help you figure it out.
    • You may be asked to provide supporting documentation that meets University guidelines ahead of your meeting, and it can take up to 4 weeks for ARC staff to review submitted documentation.  
      • Please note that email is the preferred and most efficient way of submitting documentation as there may be delay via fax or USPS.
  2. Meet with your ARC advisor via Zoom or phone conference to discuss updates to your accommodations (accommodation meetings last approximately 30 minutes). 
    1. During your meeting, we’ll discuss how things are working for you.
    2. You’ll receive accommodation letters for the Fall 2020 term that you will share with your professors once classes start. 

  1. Email the Academic Resource Center to be matched with a disability advisor. 
  2. Submit documentation to the ARC office that meets University guidelines. 
    • It can take up to 4 weeks for ARC staff to review submitted documentation. 
    • If you are unsure whether your documentation meets University guidelines, please email the ARC, and a disability advisor will be in touch to schedule a consultation.   
  3. Once your documentation has been reviewed, your ARC advisor will contact you to set up a virtual meeting to discuss potential accommodations and next steps.