Cedar Crest College is committed to ensuring students with disabilities are welcomed as a part of our diverse community and that they have equal access to participate in all programs and services offered by the College. The process of requesting and being approved for accommodations is an interactive one and requires student involvement. Students who intend to request accommodations will need to:
- Meet with the Director of Student Accessibility Services
- During this meeting the student will discuss a diagnosed condition, the functional limitations the student experiences as a result of this condition, and requests for accommodations (academic, residential and/or dining). This information will remain confidential within the office.
- Please see this link regarding more information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Students may receive accommodations due to the functional limitations caused by many types of conditions such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, chronic health conditions, cognitive impairments, communication impairments, food allergies/insensitivity, hearing impairments/deafness, learning disabilities, physical/mobility issues, mental health conditions, brain injury/concussions, visual impairments/blindness and others.
- May also provide accommodations to students with temporary conditions (concussions, physical injuries, etc.) as the need arises.
Provide supporting documentation
- Students are not required to bring documentation to the initial meeting
- Documentation guidelines will be discussed and provided during the initial meeting
- Documentation guidelines are also available via this site (See Below)
- This information will remain confidential within the office.
- For more information regarding the process we use to determine whether the received documentation is acceptable, please see this flow chart
Documentation may be faxed to Academic Services (610-606-4673) or emailed to email@example.com
Once a student is approved for accommodations, the Director works closely with the student, the student’s instructors, and other departments (Residence Life/Housing, Student Affairs, Dining Services etc.) to coordinate provision of accommodations.
Although accommodations may be requested at any time, it is advisable for incoming first year and transfer students to request accommodations several months in advance of the beginning of their first semester at Cedar Crest.
Differences Between High School & College Accommodations
Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act Brochure
Questions? Please contact Academic Services (firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-606-4628).