Cautionary Words About Accommodations

  • Documentation that was acceptable to your high school may not be acceptable to the College. We may require different or additional information.  Having qualified for accommodations in high school is not a guarantee that you will qualify for accommodations at the College.
  • Documentation submitted at the beginning of college may not be current throughout the four college years unless the testing is completed using adult scaled measures.
  • The accommodations you receive at the College may be different from what you received elsewhere.
  • Students must request accommodations from their professors 10 days prior to needing accommodations.
  • It is the student's responsibility to notify the Disability Coordinator of any disability and to follow-through with professors and others about securing accommodations.
  • Notifying a College faculty/staff member other than the Dean of Students Office is not sufficient to obtain accommodations.
  • The College cannot change students' grades because they did not make arrangements to obtain accommodations: i.e., retroactive accommodations will not be made.
  • The College reserves the right to defer accommodations until adequate and appropriate documentation is submitted.
  • Securing documentation for learning disabilities or ADHD can be a costly and lengthy process.  There is frequently a 3-4 month wait to get psychological testing started, and an additional 1-2 month wait before the results are available.
  • The College does not pay for assessment. 
  • In some cases, some basic assessment measures may be available in the Counseling Center.
  • Your medical insurance may cover the cost of psychological testing. Check with your insurance company.
  • Your state's vocational-rehabilitation office may be able to provide low-cost or free assessment for disability.
  • Some teaching hospitals or psychology training sites offer low-fee psychological testing.