Students with disabilities are responsible for identifying themselves as needing an academic accommodation, providing appropriate documentation and requesting the appropriate reasonable accommodation(s). Longwood does not provide diagnostic services. It is strongly recommended that students with disabilities obtain current testing and clinical documentation prior to entering the postsecondary setting.
Academic accommodations are modifications to academic requirements or procedures that are necessary to ensure that qualified students with disabilities receive equal access to education. These modifications should not alter the academic integrity of the course. That is, essential skills should not be waived; nor should the content be altered. Each person is unique in his/her needs, and therefore, service provision will depend on what each person needs in order to equally participate in the classroom setting.
You can apply for services at any time during the semester, and all services that are considered academic accommodations are free to the student.
Once accepted as a qualified person with a disability, you will not need to reapply for services. Students are required to request the academic accommodations they would like to utilize each semester.
Definitely, and you should annually review your accommodations to make sure that they still meet your academic or program needs. You will need to meet with the ARO Director to discuss your revisions and may need to provide additional supporting documentation, if not in your current records. Accommodation eligibility is contingent upon your documentation.