To register, the student must have a face-to-face interview with a counselor.
Once registered, students may request academic accommodations.
Who qualifies for accommodations?
A person who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity;
- Has a record or history of such an impairment; or
- Is regarded as having such an impairment.
Disabilities include, but are not limited to: physical, visual, hearing, emotional, cognitive, learning, speech, and language issues. Major life activities include, but are not limited to: walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, test-taking, working, caring for oneself, and performing manual tasks.
How do I obtain services and accommodations?
You need to contact our office.
According to Section 504 and the ADA, it is the student’s responsibility to identify himself/herself. At Pierpont College, this means that you must seek assistance from Disability Services.
At your initial appointment: You will learn about the disability services provided by Pierpont College, in addition to the process of determining those accommodations.
- You will be asked to provide the following information upon application: demographic information; your statement of or documentation of diagnosis; and descriptions of the problem(s) created by the disability.
- You and the disability services' coordinator will develop an Individualized Accommodation Plan that will detail your accommodations while attending Pierpont College. You will be provided with a letter to your faculty, which you will discuss with individual faculty members in private meetings that you request.
- You can register anytime,but the sooner the better.
- You can even register before the semester begins.
The Office of Disability Services is committed to continuously working toward removing barriers and providing equal access to all educational opportunities on campus by identifying and incorporating appropriate accommodations and services. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 and Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act, students with disabilities are due reasonable accommodations in their academic pursuits. A student’s disability should not unfairly interfere with his or her learning process or evaluation and grading. To that end, our staff collaborates with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable.