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.

To Apply:

  1. Read the Disability Specific Guidelines.
  2. Using your Longwood credentials, log into our AIM portal to complete the registration form. Click the link here.
  3. Disability Documentation requirements include:
    • A diagnostic statement identifying the disability, date of the current diagnostic evaluation, and the date of the original diagnosis.
    • A description of the diagnostic criteria and/or diagnostic test used.
    • A description of the current functional impact of the disability as it relates to the accommodation requested.
    • Treatments, medications, assistive devices/services currently prescribed or in use.
    • A description of the expected progression or stability of the impact of the disability over time.
    • The credentials of the diagnosing professional(s).
  4. Once all documentation is uploaded to the AIM portal, an ARO staff member will contact you to schedule an intake meeting. Please watch your Longwood email for further information

Frequently Asked Questions

What are academic accommodations? What can I expect as an accommodation?

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.

Is there a due date for the ARO registration form? Is there any fee involved?

No. You can apply for services and accommodations at any time; however, certain accommodations may require additional processing time depending on the request. If the accommodation request is made fewer than 60 days before the student intends to move into University housing, the institution cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet the individual’s accommodation needs during the first semester or term of occupancy.

Do I need to reapply each semester?

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.

Can I revise my accommodation request?

To propose changes to your accommodations, please schedule a meeting with an ARO staff member. Keep in mind that you may need to provide additional supporting documentation if your new request is not supported by current documentation.