How do I apply for services?
1st Complete an Equal Access Services Application
2nd Contact Equal Access Services at 925-8560 to schedule an appointment
Will my disability be confidential?
Equal Access Services follows all FERPA confidentiality guidelines. All students and medical documentation is confidential. Documentation is only reviewed by the Coordinator of Equal Access Services, and case by case staff members.
Who informs my instructors that I am a client of Equal Access Services?
A confidential memo is written for Equal Access students to give to each of their instructors. The memo explains the accommodations that the student is eligible to receive in the classroom. The student is responsible for requesting the memo every semester of attendance.
It takes me longer to read than others, does this mean I have a learning disorder?
My mind wanders during lectures and tests; do I have a learning disorder?
Some common characteristics of learning disabilities among college students:
Reading Skills: Slow reading rate and/or difficulty in modifying reading rate accordance with material complexity, poor comprehension and retention, and difficulty identifying important points and themes.
Written Language Skills: Frequent spelling errors (e.g., omissions, substitutions, and transpositions), especially in specialized and foreign vocabulary.
Oral Language Skills: Inability to concentrate on and comprehend language, difficulty in orally expressing ideas that he/she seems to understand, and written expression is better than oral expression.
Mathematical Skills: Reversed numbers (e.g., 123 to 321 or 231), confuses operational symbols, especially + and x, difficulty recalling the sequence of operational processes, and difficulty comprehending word problems.
Organizational and Study Skills: Time management difficulties, slow to start and complete tasks; repeated inability, on a day-to-day basis, to recall what has been taught; and difficulty following oral and written directions.
If I was considered learning disabled in high school, do I still qualify for services?
If I am a transfer student, do I need new documentation?
I reverse my numbers and letters at times and I think I may be dyslexic; can Equal Access Services assist me?
If a student has previous documentation of a learning disability, the student needs to bring the documentation report with him/her to their scheduled appointment with Equal Access Services. If the student needs to obtain a copy of the report from the evaluator, complete the Client Release Of Information form. The student is responsible for obtaining his/her own diagnostic report. When the documentation is received by Equal Access Services, it will be reviewed for completeness. Equal Access Services review the documentation and requested accommodations of the student.