Accommodations and Services 

Once in college, students must self-disclose and provide documentation that they have a disability to the DSP (Disability Service Provider), which is the Learning Center, if accommodations are needed.

Once the student has submitted documentation of disability, an official letter of accommodations will be provided based off of the specific needs of the student.

Common Accommodations and Services Provided to Students with Documented Disabilities:

  • Extended-time (1.5) testing in a reduced distraction environment. At the Learning Center, we have individual testing rooms/stations that create a much less distracting environment for test taking than a class room setting. Students are allowed to utilize noise-cancelling headphones, white noise machines or earplugs as needed.

  • Classes locations may be checked and relocated for physical accessibility if students have mobility related challenges.

  • Students may be allowed to use non-programmable calculators for mathematics and sciences course testing, if recommended.

  • Free regularly scheduled tutoring in difficult core academic courses provided by professional tutors who have at least one college degree in the area in which they provide tutoring during Fall and Spring Semesters. This is a rare asset that most other colleges do not provide.

  • Online drop-in tutoring offered 24/7 for current students year round via Smarthinking which can be accessed within any Canvas course.

  • Sessions with an Academic Coach whose specialty is organization, time management, providing accountability for course assignment deadlines, study skills, and test-taking strategies.

Services Provided to International Students and All Enrolled Students:

  • Tutoring (standing weekly appointments in person or via Zoom with a Learning Center tutor or online as needed via Smarthinking drop-in service).

  • Academic Coaching

Additional Accommodations:

 The Learning Center staff reads the test questions aloud or utilizes assistive technology (C-Pens or text-to-speech software) for students with dyslexia (reading learning disability) or visual disabilities.

  • The Learning Center staff has worked with students who have had an injury that prevented writing with their dominant hand by writing answers to test questions for the students during the healing and recovery process.

  • The Learning Center staff serve as a support for students with disabilities and their professors by making it possible for the students to take full advantage of their testing accommodations.

  • The Learning Center serves as a resource referral agency for students who may need additional supports.