oaas: academic success

how to access services

types of accommodations

  • extended time on tests
  • test environment with fewer distractions
  • a computer for writing test answers
  • a reader during exams
  • a scribe to write dictated test answers
  • textbooks conversions: cd or e-texts
  • note takers

step 1

once on campus, students should meet with the director of academic success in an intake session. information pertinent to their coursework and academic performance will be discussed, and supporting documentation may be reviewed at that time. incoming students should contact the director of academic success to start this process.

step 2

the student must provide appropriate documentation (diagnostic assessment and recommendation report) to proceed further with the accommodation request. additional documentation may be required by the college.  

step 3

following review of the documentation, accommodations may be recommended.  accommodations will be confidentially communicated to the students' professors.

step 4

it is the student's responsibility to discuss their accommodations with their instructors on an ongoing basis, including testing and out-of-class assignments.  

students who believe that they have not received adequate or appropriate academic accommodations or faculty who are not satisfied with the proposed accommodations are encouraged to consult with the director of academic success. should this consultation not produce the desired results, the concern may be taken to the provost of the college. in case of a non-academic matter, the dean of students should be contacted.