Process for Receiving Academic Accommodations

Below is an explanation of how the academic accommodations process works.  You can also view and print out a step-by-step summary word document of the Process for Receiving Academic Accommodations.

In the first few weeks of each semester, all students seeking academic accommodations must meet with Marni Jones, the Director of  Disability Services, to receive an accommodation letter and related forms. Each student should also schedule an accommodations discussion meeting with the professor of each class for which s/he is seeking accommodations.

During the meeting, the student and professor will sit down together to complete and sign the Confirmation of Accommodations Discussion Form. On the form, the student and professor will note how accommodations will be implemented. If receiving extended time for testing, the student must consider any class conflicts s/he has right before or after class, and if proctoring is needed, indicate on the form the dates and times when tests will need to be proctored.

Once completed, the student is responsible for returning the form to Disability Services within 3 days of the meeting. This form must be turned in, even if the department will accommodate the student's testing needs.

When a test proctor is needed, Stephanie Anderberg, Program Coordinator for Accommodations, will review the form and send out a confirmation email 1-3 days prior to each exam. If you have questions or concerns regarding testing accommodations, or if you do not receive confirmation of your request for test proctoring by 2 working days before an exam, email disabilityservices@dickinson.edu or call 717-245-1734 to ensure that your exam is scheduled with Disability Services.

Please note that students requesting a test proctor must give at least 5 days notice before any exam. We will not be able to provide proctoring for students who do not provide sufficient notice.

For more information on the accommodations process, please see the Documenting and Receiving Accommodations page.

Disability Services is located on the first floor of Biddle House
Phone: (717) 245-1734
Email: disabilityservices@dickinson.edu