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.

New Dickinson students are notified to submit their disclosure of a disability by the end of May. By the end of June, students are to have submitted their documentation of their disability. Before the start of the semester, Director Marni Jones will have a phone conversation with each student to discuss the accommodations process and the specific accommodations for which each student would be eligible.

A week before the start of the semester, all students are to email the professor of each class for which they are seeking accommodations to schedule an Accommodations Plan Meeting with them.

In the first few weeks of each semester, all students seeking academic accommodations for the first time must meet with Marni Jones, the Director of  Disability Services, to receive an accommodation letter and related forms, which they will take to their Accommodations Plan Meetings with their professors. 

During the meeting, the student and professor will sit down together to complete and sign the Accommodations Plan 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 ODS (Office of 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, Susan Frommer, Proctor Coordinator, will review the form and send out a confirmation email 1-3 days prior to each exam. If students have questions or concerns regarding testing accommodations, or do not receive confirmation of any request for test proctoring by 2 working days before an exam, email Susan Frommer at or call 717-254-8107.

Please note that students requesting a test proctor must give at least 5 days notice before any exam. ODS 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 Disclosing and Documenting a Disability page.

ODS is located in Dana Hall, Room 106
Phone: (717) 245-1734