Disclosing and Documenting a Disability to support a request for Accommodation(s)
Step One: Submit your "Disclosure Form for New Accommodations." Incoming First-Year students are to complete this step by the end of May. (Late disclosures may impact the timing of getting accommodations in place, but will still be accepted at any time.)
Step Two: Submit appropriate documentation of your disability.
- FOR STUDENTS SEEKING ACADEMIC OR MEDICAL/PHYSICAL ACCOMMODATIONS
New students need to submit documentation by the end of June to guarantee that accommodations are in place at the start of the semester. For more specific guidelines on documentation, please refer to the Guidelines for Documenting a Disability, and select the disability (or disabilities) that you are requesting accommodations for. You can also email us to request a documentation form for a medical professional to complete.
- FOR STUDENTS SEEKING HOUSING OR DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS
Specific instructions for documenting a need for these types of accommodations can be found on the Housing Accommodation or Dietary Accommodation pages.
Documentation may be submitted by any of the following means:
Access and Disability Services
P.O. Box 1773
Old West Lower Level, Room 005
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Step Three: Dean and Director Marni Jones will review your documentation to determine eligibility for any accommodations. Please note that sufficient time is required to review all documentation. It is possible that she will request additional documentation, or seek a consultation with an evaluator before a decision can be made. You will then be asked to schedule a time to discuss your potential accommodations. (This conversation typically takes place by phone over the summer. Students should be sure to check their Dickinson email accounts for any communications.)
Follow this link to see the full academic accommodation process.
If you have any questions about the status of your documentation process or about the status of your request for accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 717-245-1734.