First Step: Contact the Learning Center. We will answer any questions you may have and direct you to submit documentation of disability. No accommodations can be awarded until documentation of disability is received.
Second Step: Obtain and submit documentation of disability to the Learning Center Director/Disability Service Provider DSP for the university) by emailing email@example.com or faxing your documents to 770-297-5883. What is documentation? It is something in writing by a medical or mental health professional stating a specific diagnosis and recommendations. The more comprehensive the information we are given, the better we can serve your needs. For example, a full psychological evaluation will provide more recommendations and potential accommodations than a letter from your doctor which only states a diagnosis with few recommendations. Documentation should be current (dated within the last 3 years) and reflect your current health/disability status. Documentation must be signed by someone who is not a family member of the student.
Third Step:You will receive a welcome email from the Director with your letter of accommodations attached and further instructions. There is a 3-4 business day processing period after the documentation of the disability is submitted, it is reviewed and evaluated by the Director, Jennifer Loggins, LPC. Then, your letter of accommodations is prepared based on your specific needs and medical recommendations. Letters of accommodations are always emailed only to the student’s Tigermail university email address.
Fourth Step: Please note that YOU are then responsible for sharing this letter with your professors, academic advisor, and fieldwork coordinators at the start of EACH semester by email. This is an important part of self-advocacy. You must share the letter of accommodations prior to receiving any testing accommodations. You are encouraged to share this with your professors right away upon receipt of the letter and then again at the start of each semester. Doing so right before a test is not acceptable.
Please note a release of information must be signed in order for us to send a copy of the letter of accommodations to anyone except for the students him/herself. This also includes your parents or spouse. Due to FERPA regulations, only the student has a right to the letter of accommodations unless a release of information is signed at the Learning Center by the student.