How to Receive Special Accommodations

 

How to Receive Special Accommodations:

At Cumberland University, the Director of Counseling and Disability Services coordinates Disability Services on campus. If a student suspects that s/he has a disability that is impacting his/her academic performance, the student will need to provide the Director of Counseling and Disability Services with a Registration Form and appropriate documentation of that disability from a qualified professional.  An appointment should be scheduled with the Director of Counseling and Disability Services in order to review the documentation and determine what academic adjustments may be appropriate.  Once the appropriate accommodations have been determined, Academic Accommodation Forms will be completed for the student by the Director of Counseling and Disability Services.  These forms are due back to the Disability Services within ten working days.

Cumberland University does not diagnose disabilities. However, students can contact the office for help in obtaining a referral to a qualified professional in our community.

Following the original registration process with the Director of Counseling and Disability Services, it is the responsibility of each student to notify the Director of Counseling and Disability Services at the beginning of each semester that they need Academic Accommodations Forms for classes. 

Accommodations for Temporary Disabilities 

When a student has a temporary disability which impacts his/her academic performance, the student will need to provide the Director of Counseling and Disability Services with a Registration for Temporary Accommodations form  and  appropriate documentation of that disability from a qualified professional.  An appointment must be scheduled with the Disability Services Office in order to review the documentation and determine what academic adjustments may be appropriate. Once the appropriate accommodations have been determined, Academic Accommodation Forms will be completed for the student by the Director of Counseling and Disability Services.  These forms are due back to Disability Services within ten working days.