Student Accommodations

Accommodations are supports that allow a student with a disability or chronic medical condition equal access to an educational program. Accommodations granted are unique to individual students and are based on diagnosis and student needs. Accommodations could address physical access needs ( a wheelchair accessible dorm room, accessible transportation to a school-sponsored off campus event, etc.), communication needs (an ASL interpreter, screen reader software, etc.), or learning/ processing needs (extended time for taking tests, the ability to record a classroom lecture, etc.).


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Not necessarily. K-12 accommodations and postsecondary accommodations are governed under different laws. You may have been provided modifications in high school that are not allowed at the college level. Reach out to your campus disability office early (before you start classes, if possible!) to determine what accommodations you will receive as you transition to the college level.