Requesting Accommodations for a Learning Disability

Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Process for Requesting Accommodations
For students diagnosed with a learning disability or Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who wish to request academic accommodations:

Required Documentation

Next Steps

All documentation should be sent via email, fax or postal services to Student Disability Services (SDS), after which an eligibility review will be conducted in consultation with medical/clinical experts. Student Disability Services will consider the requested accommodation(s) within the context of the University's academic program to determine what may be reasonable in each case. If necessary, SDS will consult with the Dean of Students and other pertinent faculty and staff to determine the essential requirements of a particular course. 

If documentation is current and complete, this process typically requires 4-6 weeks; however, it may take up to 10 weeks in some situations. Depending on the documentation provided, provisional accommodations may be granted on a case-by-case basis. 

Note: Student Disability Services and the Dean of Students are responsible for implementing accommodations in the College. In the graduate programs, the Dean of Students is responsible for their implementation.