Support services and reasonable accommodations may include, but not be limited to:
classroom and testing accommodations
assistance with course selection
individual academic support through the learning specialist and/or coordinator
There is no fee for use of support services and/or reasonable accommodations.
Determination of Accommodations The College provides reasonable academic adjustments for otherwise qualified students who disclose a disability that causes functional limitations in an academic setting.
These accommodations are intended to help a student compensate as much as possible for the effects of a disability; they do not guarantee success.
Also, the College is not obligated to make an adjustment that substantially alters an essential element of a course or program, or imposes an undue financial or administrative burden on the institution.
Appropriate accommodations are determined by the disability resource center in conjunction with the student, based on the following considerations:
Confidentiality and Disclosure Disclosure of a disability is voluntary. Disability-related information is considered confidential material and does not become part of the student's academic record at the College. It will not be released without consent unless required or permitted by law.
Information about a disability is shared with members of the campus community only with permission from the student, or, on a need-to-know basis.
Eligibility To be eligible for services and accommodations, a student must meet the following criteria:
It is the student's responsibility to obtain any required documentation. The cost of the required documentation is also the student's responsibility.
How to Obtain Support Services and Accommodations
Students must contact the coordinator as early as possible to schedule an appointment to discuss support services and reasonable accommodations.
The coordinator and the student will prepare a VISA (Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations) for instructors, when indicated.
It is the student's responsibility to present a copy of his or her VISA to each instructor and to inform the instructor when he or she needs to use an academic adjustment.
A student who requires a testing accommodation should discuss arrangements with the instructor well in advance of the exam date. Without advance notice, it may not be possible to provide the accommodation on the day of the test. Students and faculty are encouraged to make specific arrangements together as much as possible.
When circumstances make this impossible, the coordinator will assist with arrangements to the extent that space and resources allow. In these cases, students should contact the coordinator at least one week prior to the test day. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.
Students taking tests with accommodations are expected to comply with the Cabrini College Academic Honesty Policy.
Appropriate accommodations may include arrangements that require ample advance planning, so early notice is essential. For accommodations requiring considerable planning and preparation (e.g., sign language interpreter), it is strongly recommended that requests be made at least one month before the first class. Such notice will help to alleviate unnecessary inconveniences.