What Do I Have to Do to Receive Accommodations?

 

To receive accommodations at Glen Oaks Community College you need to complete three simple steps:

  1. Complete a Support Services for Students with Disabilities intake with the Student Support Specialist. This involves completing the necessary paperwork to receive services, and providing acceptable documentation of disability. Although you are not required to provide documentation of disability at the intake, it is ideal if you are able to do so. With only rare exceptions, accommodations are not provided without acceptable documentation of disability.

    Ideally, documentation of disability should:

    • Be as recent as possible
    • Provide a diagnosis of disability made by a professional qualified to make the diagnosis
    • Address the functional limitations that result from the disability
    • Recommend reasonable accommodations for the disability
    • Connect the need for the recommended accommodations to the disability in general and to the functional limitations that result from the disability in particular
    • Be on official letterhead

     
    To make an appointment for a Support Services for Students with Disabilities intake, call Karen Webber at: 269-294-4241 or email her via our Contact Form.

  2. Meet with the Support Services for Students with Disabilities counselor to review disability documentation and discuss eligibility for services. Although the Support Services for Students with Disabilities counselor is happy to meet with disabled individuals to discuss available services, with only rare exceptions, he will be unable to determine eligibility to receive services in general, or accommodations in particular, without acceptable documentation.

    Typically, the appointment to meet with the Support Services for Students with Disabilities counselor is scheduled during the Support Services for Students with Disabilities intake. To make an appointment to meet with the Support Services for Students with Disabilities counselor directly, call Lyle Raven at: 269-294-4242 or email him via our Contact Form.
  3. Complete accommodation eligibility form(s) with the Support Services for Students with Disabilities counselor, register for classes, and get started! The Support Services for Students with Disabilities counselor is the only person authorized to sign-off on accommodation requests.