Academic accommodations are facilitated using the Access Plan, a CLIQ application, accessed from Dickinson's Gateway. [See the bottom of this page for links to written and video tutorials]
Here is the basic overview of how the process works:


  • The Access Plan "Confirmation of Understanding," to be completed and submitted online.
  • The official Accommodation Letter for the semester.
  • A template message that students can choose to customize and send to each professor about scheduling an Access Plan meeting.

2.  Students convey their accommodation eligibility and intentions to their professors

  • Students log in to their Access Plan through CLIQ and find a “card” for each class that includes the list of accommodations for which they are eligible.
  • Students indicate which accommodations they intend to use for each specific class, and electronically disclose their accommodation intentions to their professors.
  • Students email their professors to schedule an “Access Plan Meeting” and attach to the email their Accommodation Letter.

3.  Students and Professors have an “Access Plan” Meeting

  • Professors provide students with a specific meeting time when they can confidentially review the student's Access Plan and discuss how each accommodation will be implemented.
  • When meeting remotely, each should be viewing the student's Access Plan card for that class. 
  • If changes are needed to the Access Plan, the student should make them during the meeting.

4.  Professors “Acknowledge” Accommodations

  • At the conclusion of the meeting with the student, professors will click “Acknowledge Accommodations” on their Access Plan, and this will be instantaneously conveyed to ADS.


Be sure to review the FACULTY GUIDANCE or STUDENT GUIDANCE page for step-by-step written and video instructions on disclosing and acknowledging accommodations through the Access Plan in CLIQ.