Requesting Modifications

The University provides reasonable modifications unless they fall under the following categories: fundamental alteration, undue hardship, administrative burden, retroactive request, and personal service. 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.  

Disability Services strongly recommends that you contact your instructors at the beginning of the semester - even if you think you will not use a modification for that course.

Step 1: At the beginning of the semester, 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. Carbon copy your coordinator on your email. Attach the verification letter

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.