Academic Accommodations at CU
Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the student’s documented disability and its functional impacts. Common accommodations may include:
- Alternative Testing
- Alternative Formats
- Classroom Accessibility
- Note taking Assistance
- Interpreting Services
- Transcribing/CART Services
- Adjustable Furniture
- Flexibility with Attendance/Assignments
Making Timely Request for Accommodations
Services may not be available until requested by a student registered with DSS. In order to ensure sufficient time to provide accommodations, the student must be registered for classes and notify DSS within the appropriate time frame each term (refer to Page 9 in the DSS Student Handbook).
If a request is submitted after the relevant deadline, reasonable efforts will be made by DSS and faculty to accommodate the request. However, we cannot guarantee that such a request can be met. Untimely requests may result in delay, substitutions, or denial of accommodation. Be sure to read DSS notices, reminders, and agreements in order to use accommodations.
Steps to Receiving Accommodations
- Apply to Concordia University
- Submit an Accommodation Intake and Release Form and disability documentation
- Respond to requests for infommodation Intake and Release Form and disability documentationrmation from DSS
- Complete a DSS intake appointment- student schedules an appointment to review and discuss accommodations (phone or in-person appt)
- Request accommodations each academic term in a timely manner
- Follow the policies and procedures outlined in the DSS Student Handbook
We will ask you for documentation of your disability— this is information from a qualified licensed professional such as your doctor, therapist, psychoeducational testing, etc. We look for recent documentation (dated within the last five years). If you have older documentation, bring it so we can discuss it with you. We may ask that you obtain updated testing in order to get a clear picture of your current abilities and challenges. Your documentation must include information from a qualified professional that addresses your current functioning, diagnosis, and recommendations for appropriate accommodations.
Disability Support Services Office is located in Student Affaris, Hagen Campus Center. Liisa Ferguson, DSS Coordinator, can be reached by calling 503-280-8515, or by email at email@example.com. Stephanie Staley, Online DSS Coordinator, can be reached by calling 503-280-8530, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Student Affaris fax number is 503-493-6575.