Academic adjustments are modifications in how students participate in classes and activities. These modifications allow students to meet standards, but do not change them. Academic adjustments give students equal access to the educational opportunities of the University.
Some examples are:
Students discuss their past educational experiences, current issues and medical or psychological test results with the Director of Disabilities Services.
The need for each academic adjustment must be supported by the medical or psychological testing provided by the student.
Students who received academic adjustments in high school or in another college should bring current documents to be reviewed by staff.
Students with medical of psychological conditions that may interfere with their ability to participate in the classroom can bring medical records, test reports, or letters from their physician or therapist.
Students can also discuss with Disabilities Services staff the possibility of an undiagnosed disability and find out how to obtain a professional assessment.
Students must meet with the Director of Disabilities Services before beginning services and provide documentation of disability that fulfills the requirements in the Documentation Policy.
Each quarter students should consider their classes and individual needs to decide whether or not to request academic adjustments. Staff can help students plan how to meet college expectations successfully.
After registering for classes and at least 3 weeks before the end of the quarter, students submit an Academic Adjustment Request Form to Disabilities Services.
If a student decides to request an academic adjustment that he or she has not used before, it is necessary to discuss the adjustment with the Director of Disabilities Services.