Applying for Accommodations

Step 1: Send In Paperwork and Documentation 

To determine if a student is eligible for disability services, documentation including medical and / or psychological reports and other records are examined for evidence indicating whether or not a student is disabled as defined by federal statutes.

To begin processing your request for accommodations, please mail the following documents to the Special Needs Coordinator:

  1. Student Accommodations Request Form [pdf]
  2. Current documentation of your disability. Depending on the disability, we will need a letter from a qualified professional telling us:
    1. What the disability is.
    2. The functional limitations of the disability.
    3. What type of accommodations will work best for you.

You may need to be retested for Learning Disabilities. We can provide referrals for these services.

If you will be exiting high school special education services, we encourage you to request your resource teachers to complete a Support for Accommodation Request (SAR) [pdf] to supplement your accommodations application.

Step 2: Your Intake Appointment

The Special Needs Coordinator will contact you to schedule an intake appointment to discuss your disability and accommodations you will need while a student at Hawkeye.

Step 3: Notification of Your Accommodations

The Special Needs Coordinator will review the information collected in steps 1 and 2 to determine what accommodations you will need to help you be successful at Hawkeye.

You will be notified of the accommodations you are eligible to receive either in person from the Special Needs Coordinator or via your Hawkeye email.

Step 4: Share Your Accommodation Letters with Your Instructor(s)

Stop by the Student Services office to pick up copies of your accommodations letter at the beginning of the semester.

Share your accommodations letters with your instructor(s) during the first two weeks of the semester. It is important for you to talk with your instructor(s) about your learning needs early in the semester during their office hours. It is your responsibility to keep instructors informed of your needs. See Talking to Your Instructors About Your Needs.

Student Accessibility Services

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Tiffany Dodd
Hawkeye Center 208
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