- Additional time on exams/quizzes
- Preferred classroom seating
- Priority Registration
- Reduced course load
- Note-takers or recording devices
- Testing in a distraction-reduced environment
*Not limited to these examples
Unlike secondary education, disclosure in post-secondary education is the responsibility of the student. In order for you to receive accommodations, you must first disclose your disability to the Disability Access Coordinator (DAC). Self-advocacy does not happen overnight, so one of the roles of the DAC is to assist the student with this process.
NewSchool recommends that you contact the DAC as early as possible to assure that accommodations or academic adjustments/auxiliary aids are in place by the time you begin your academic journey with us.
Below are links to the documentation needed to request ADA accommodations and verify a disability:
It is important to note that ADA accommodations are not retroactive.
Students with disabilities are protected under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which is a law that protects students’ educational records and prevents the improper disclosure of these records. Faculty and staff are trained on the importance of confidentiality in these matters.
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