Requesting Modifications

The University provides reasonable modifications unless they fall under three categories. Students with disabilities are responsible for disclosing the functional impacts of their disability and requesting reasonable modifications for their classes.

The student does not need to disclose the specific name of the disability. Instead, we recommend that the student disclose the impact of the disability (e.g. difficulty maintaining consistent visual focus) to the instructors. 

Steps to request modifications

After students complete registering with Disability Services, students have the responsibility to contact their instructors to request modifications.  

Students may request modifications at any point in the semester. It is strongly recommended that you contact your instructors before or at the beginning of the semester - even if you think you will not use a modification for that course.

Step 1: Send an e-mail to your instructor. The subject line can be ‘Disability Program Modification Request.'  Use the Email Templates or create your own statement. Attach a verification letter with the email. 

Step 2: Meet with your instructor, request reasonable modifications in a timely manner, and make arrangements.  

Step 3: Follow up with your coordinator at least once a semester.