To request academic accommodations, please take the following steps to register with the Disability Services Office:
Complete and submit the Application for Students with Disabilities form.
Provide documentation of your disability to the coordinator of disability services. Documentation may come from an appropriate professional such as a medical doctor, psychologist and/or psychiatrist or a high school IEP/504 Plan. Documentation should be current and contain the following information:
Diagnosis of your disability
Limitations the impairments have on your learning/major life activities
Recommendations for academic accommodations that would enable you to compensate for those limitations with respect to the educational program
You should provide documentation and accommodation requests at least three weeks prior to the start of a course or event in order to allow adequate time to process your request. Requests received later than this will be considered; however, there is a risk that your request cannot be reasonably evaluated or implemented before the course or event begins.
Upon receipt of documentation and the Application for Students with Disabilities form, the coordinator of disability services will meet with you to determine your accommodation(s).
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity or facility that enables a qualified individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity to attain the same level of performance or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to an individual without a disability.
The determination of reasonable accommodations considers the following:
The Disability Services Office provides access, accommodations and advocacy for NICC students who have documented disabilities. Academic needs are determined by the documentation and a consultation with the student. The following list contains examples of accommodations. This list is not all-inclusive, as individual needs may warrant other accommodations: