Questions to ask the disability services coordinator:
- What documentation must I bring to identify myself as a student with a disability entitled to reasonable accommodation? How current must it be?
- How is confidential information handled?
- Who decides if I qualify for accommodations?
- Are the accommodations I need available?
- How much advance notice is needed to have textbooks recorded on tape?
- Is tutoring provided? What is the cost?
- Are waivers or substitutions granted to students who, because of their disabilities, cannot pass certain courses, such as foreign languages or statistics?
- Are basic skills or study skills courses offered? Are they available for credit? Can they be counted as hours toward full-time status? What is the cost?
- Is there a support group on campus for students with disabilities?
- Is there an adaptive technology lab on campus?
- Will I have both a disabilities advisor and a regular academic advisor? If so, will the two work with each other?
Questions the disability services coordinator may ask you:
The disability services coordinator may ask you these questions. Write down your answers and review them with your IEP manager, a teacher, school counselor or parent.
- What is your disability?
- How does it interfere with your learning?
- How comfortable are you in discussing your disability with teachers?
- What are your academic strengths?
- In what areas do you have difficulty or problems?
- What accommodations will you need?
- What kind of support services have you used in high school?
- What was most helpful?
- Are you willing to work harder than other students to be successful in college?
- How do you manage your time?