Academic Accommodations

Common Academic Accommodations Include:

  •     Extended-time for examinations
  •     Exams in a reduced-distraction space
  •     Use of a secure SEAS laptop (USB and networking disabled)
  •     Use of a note taker
  •     Permission to tape-record lectures
  •     Materials in alternate format
  •     Reduced course load with prorated tuition, when appropriate
  •     Extensions on assignments
  •     Use of assistive technology.

How Should Students Request Academic

Students who want to request academic accommodations are required to bring an Academic Accommodations Letter to professors in each course in which an accommodation is needed. Students should provide this letter so that professors know that they have documented their needs and have been approved to use accommodations for the current semester.

We recommend that students bring a letter to their professors during office hours to confidentially discuss how the accommodations will work for the course.

We recommend that students meet with professors early in the semester and at least two weeks before any exam accommodations are needed or at any time a reasonable effort to accommodate them could be made.