Learning Resource Center

How to Request Accommodations

How to Request Disability Accommodations

  1. Complete the online Accommodations Request form.
  2. Upload Supporting Documentation from your healthcare provider to the online form.
  3.  LRC staff will schedule an Intake Meeting with you to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations based on impact of disability, previous history of accommodations, and documentation. We will also discuss how to implement potential accommodations.
  4. Receive a letter outlining approved accommodations and/or next steps.
  5. Request Faculty Accommodations Notice Letters each semester and discuss implementation with individual faculty, with LRC support as needed.

Important Notes About Disability Accommodations

  1. Students can register for accommodations at any time during the semester but accommodations are not retroactive. Academic accommodations take effect when the faculty member receives a notice letter. Mid-semester housing accommodations may require a student to be put on a waiting list until an appropriate unit can be made available.
  2. Documentation must be provided at the time of or prior to Intake Meeting.
  3. Accommodations are determined based on the interactive process that occurs during the Intake Meeting.
  4. The intent of accommodations is to provide equal access to learning or housing.

Unexpected Health Issue 

What should you do if you have an unexpected health issue that interferes with your coursework? 

 

  Short-Term Health Issue

Severe Temporary Health Issue

Can successfully complete course requirements with some adjustments or accommodations

Severe Temporary Health Issue

Cannot successfully complete course requirements even with academic adjustments or accommodations

Examples of Health Issues Flu, minor broken bone, mild concussion Major broken bone, surgery, severe concussion Extended hospitalization
Duration and Impact of Health Issue

A week or two


Have missed or are likely to miss one or two classes and/or assignments


Symptoms and/or treatment have limited impact on writing/studio work


Symptoms have or are likely to resolve

 

 

More than two weeks


Have missed or are likely to miss more than two classes and/or assignments


Symptoms and/or treatment significantly limit or interfere with writing/studio work


Symptoms may last the rest of the semester and beyond

Multiple weeks


Have missed or are likely to miss multiple classes and/or assignments


Symptoms and/or treatment prohibit attending class or completing assignments


Symptoms may last the rest of the semester and beyond

Examples of Support Needed Faculty outreach Classroom adjustments such as extended time of tests or assignments, transportation assistance Medical Withdrawal (W) from one or more classes, Medical Leave of Absence
Steps to Take
Meet for individualized discussion of support needed--may need to provide documentation Meet for individualized discussion of support needed--must provide documentation from healthcare provider Meet for individualized discussion of support needed--may need to provide documentation from healthcare provider
Office/Staff Contact

Student Development Specialist


lcracknell@mica.edu

Learning Resource Center


lrc@mica.edu

Student Development Specialist


lcracknell@mica.edu