Pre-College Programs - Disability, Accessibility

Brown University School of Professional Studies offers academic opportunities for high school students through Pre-College Programs. SEAS (Student and Employee Accessibility Services) office assists qualified young scholars by providing accommodations­.

If you do not have a disability or medical condition and do not need any accommodations, you do not need to complete this process.

Registering

If you will be attending a Pre-College Program and may need disability related accommodations please download and complete the "DASRF" PDF form and email it to [email protected]. Please be sure that this form is completed entirely so we can receive all of the necessary information. Students should check with parents/guardians and get assistance as needed to accurately complete the form.

Documenting needs

Available and relevant documentation can also be sent with the form. SEAS will review materials, confirm the status of the request, and indicate if additional documentation is required.

Please submit the DASRF (registration form) and documentation no later than two weeks prior to your arrival so that we have time to review and process your request. Requests made on short notice may result in supports not being available.

Disabilities

SEAS can assist students with conditions including, but not limited to, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, allergies, mobility impairments, hearing impairments, vision impairments, and medical concerns. 

Accommodations

Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and are typically based on reported needs and documentation provided to support them. We will need to understand the functional impact of your condition so that we can determine what accommodations or supports may be applicable.

Common accommodations include:

  • Dining accommodations, e.g. gluten-free, special meals
  • Housing, e.g. single room, carpet free
  • Assistive technology, e.g. text reading software
  • Alternate format materials, e.g. large print, text file
  • On-campus shuttle for transportation within the campus
  • Additional accommodations as applicable to student needs

 Please note that:

Most summer courses are non-credit bearing and there are often no exams. Check with Pre-College Program Advisors (Monday - Friday 8:30AM to 4:45PM EST at 401-863-7900, or by sending an email to [email protected]) to determine if there are any timed exams in your course.

Residence halls are not air conditioned so students with a need for disability related climate control should make sure to register.

There are resources to help students with food-related allergies and other needs for accommodations navigate the options in the dining halls. First, please review the overview of how signage and options allow many students to manage without additional accommodations. If more assistance is needed, ongoing dining accommodations are coordinated through the Dining Services dietitian by calling 401-863-3343 or emailing [email protected]. Options could include using an online special meal request system, access to the Allergen Friendly Pantry, and guidance navigating the online information and dining halls. In addition, temporary dining accommodations can be provided using a Chef's card that is available on request when students swipe into one of the two main dining halls, the Sharpe Refectory (Ratty) and the Verney-Woolley (V-Dub). These cards can be used to request a special meal if a student arrives on a weekend and has not yet formally arranged accommodations, and will enable a student to request a meal that is gluten free or free of the following allergens: shellfish, soy, dairy, nuts, peanuts, eggs, wheat, alcohol and fish. The menu options using this card are more limited and a meal is provided once the card is received so will take some additional time. 

If you have any questions on how to reach out to register for disability related accommodations please email [email protected] and one of our staff members can follow up with you.