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How do I Request Accommodations?

Students can follow this step-by-step procedure to apply for accommodations.  

Step-by-Step Procedure

Step One

Fill out Student Intake Form 

Step Two

Acquire appropriate documentation regarding your disability.

Students requesting accommodations must submit documentation of their disabilities from an appropriate, licensed professional qualified in the appropriate specialty area. Some examples of such persons are physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists. 

In general, documentation should include a specific diagnosis and a rationale for each accommodation requested. In cases of LD or ADD/ADHD, raw test score data should be submitted. To ensure that the accommodations supplied are appropriate for the student's current level of functioning, the documentation submitted must be less than three years old. Exceptions can be made for conditions that are permanent and are not developmentally related. Hearing or vision loss would be examples of such conditions. 

Accommodations cannot be provided without documentation.

Step Three

Submit the Student Intake Form along with supporting documentation to the Academic Success Center C/O Disability Coordinator. Information may be submitted confidentially by fax, mail, e-mail or in person.

Send Accommodation Requests to:

Fax: 304-357-4972

Mail:

Academic Success Center
C/O Disability Coordinator
University of Charleston
302 Schoenbaum Library, Clay Tower Bldg.
2300 MacCorkle Ave., S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304
E-mail Attachment: allisongrassie@ucwv.edu 

Step Four

You will be contacted by the disability coordinator to discuss your request. A Disability Coordinator acts as a liaison between students and faculty or staff, identifying appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities. The goal of all concerned is to help students achieve their full academic potential.  In some cases, our office will request an appointment to further discuss your request. Appointments can be made by calling the Academic Success Center at 304-347-6983. We may also request additional documentation prior to reviewing your request. Please remember to check your University e-mail account for a message from the Disability Coordinator. 

Step Five

You will be notified in writing (either e-mail or letter) regarding the outcome of our review and how to proceed. Most of our communication is done through University email. If you have any questions or concerns at any point regarding this procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us at 304-347-6983.

Step Six

Once you are approved for accommodations, you will be provided with a letter outlining your specific accommodations. The letter will only outline accommodations; no specific information about a diagnosis will be shared. This letter will provide information for the faculty about accommodations, functional limitations and should serve as a catalyst for discussion with the student about how accommodations will be made.  Note, the choice to disclose the need for an accommodation is at the student’s discretion. Students should discuss accommodations with faculty within the first week of class. Instructors will not be expected to accommodate students who do not disclose in a timely manner.

*Adapted from Uconn Center for Students with Disabilities,

 

Contact Information

Academic Success Center (ASC)
304-357-4776
ASC@ucwv.edu

Allison Grassie
Director, Academic Success Center
Room 302 Clay Tower Building
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304
304-347-6983
allisongrassie@ucwv.edu