Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Academic Resource Center assesses accommodations for students with disabilities based on documentation from a medical professional. Review of documentation may take 3-4 weeks; hence, students should submit documents to the Academic Resource Center in a timely manner, preferably prior to the start of a program or semester. As part of the interactive process, accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis following review of the medical documentation and a meeting with an Academic Resource Center administrator.
It is the responsibility of the student seeking accommodations to meet with the assigned Academic Resource Center administrator within the first few weeks of the semester. During the meeting with the administrator, the student will receive accommodation letters for their instructors and directions of how to discuss the implementation of accommodations with their instructors. Although a student is approved for accommodations, they are required to meet with their assigned Academic Resource Center administrator each semester to receive and implement their accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive; students must make arrangements to meet with their Academic Resource Center advisor and professors at the start of each semester to discuss implementation of accommodations.