How to Request Services
1. Submit a recent evaluation conducted by a qualified professional that describes your disability and supports the need for accommodations.
- New students are encouraged to send their documentation after they have been accepted and have decided to attend Stetson University.
- Current students are encouraged to send the documentation as soon as it is available.
- Documentation should be mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to the Academic Resources Center, Attention: Stacy Collins, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8366, DeLand, FL 32723.
- After documentation is mailed or faxed, please contact the ARC to verify that it has been received and is complete. The Director of the ARC will review the documentation and consult with other professional staff, as appropriate.
2. Make appointment with a member of ARC staff to conduct an initial interview concerning your needs and the specifics of accommodations.
- Protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 is determined on a case-by-case basis.
- In addition, recommendations are based upon documentation of a disability that is substantially limiting to a current major life activity, as well as student input. Please refer to the LD/ADHD Documentation Guidelines or Physical Disability/Other Health Impairment Documentation Guidelines for specifics.
3. After determination of accommodations, the student acknowledges a request of accommodations and the ARC will notify the student's professors of the specific accommodations; the student must sign the Accommodations Notification Form and Release, and then we strongly encourage students to:
1)Set up a meeting with each professor prior to or after class, or during the professors' office hours (available through the course syllabus or department administrative assistant);
2)Discuss the specifics of the accommodations with each professor to determine ways in which to meet the accommodations (e.g., for students with testing accommodations, will tests be taken in the classroom, department or with the ARC?).
- It is the student's responsibility to maintain contact with his/her professors and to follow through with the arrangements.
- Please note that accommodations are not retroactive. The student is eligible for accommodations based upon the date that he/she requests accommodations and signs forms with the ARC.
4. Once fully registered with the ARC, students must request their accommodations prior to or at the beginning of each semester (within the first two weeks) in order to have professors notified of accommodations.
- Please note that some accommodations may take several weeks to arrange, so timely receipt of documentation of a disability and request of accommodations is essential.
- Students have the right to refuse any portion or all of the recommended accommodations. In addition, they do not have to self-identify even after initially deciding to do so.
- Students are responsible for maintaining contact with the ARC to update pertinent information, seek assistance for learning strategies, or discuss accommodation issues.