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Academic Success Center – Accommodations

Richland Community College provides a welcoming campus that supports success for all students. Approved accommodations for students with disabilities ensure equal opportunity to participate fully in the total college experience.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about Accommodations.

HOW TO APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations Application Process for NEW Students:

Upon receiving your schedule with classes:

1. Log into MyRichland
2. Click on Academic Success Center at the top
3. Click on Accommodation Application (located on the left sidebar)
4. Select a Term
5. Select “Go to Accommodation Application”
6. Fill out application
7. Click Submit
8. You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application
9. Follow the guidelines under How to Document a Disability
10. Bring your documentation to the Tutoring and Accommodations Specialist and sign a consent form
11. After your documentation has been reviewed, the Academic Success Center will contact you to schedule an appointment with the Director
12. After appointment with the Director, Accommodation Notifications will be sent through email to you and your instructor
13. Please feel free to stop by our office so that we can discuss immediate supports that we offer while your accommodation’s application is being processed


Accommodations Application Process for CONTINUING Students who want the same accommodations:

Upon receiving your NEW schedule with classes:

1. Log into MyRichland
2. Click on Academic Success Center at the top
3. Click on Accommodation Application (located on the left sidebar)
4. Select a Term
5. Select “Go to Accommodation Application”
6. Check the box “I would like to have the same accommodations”
7. Click Submit
8. You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application
9. After appointment with the Director, Accommodation Notifications will be sent through email to you and your instructor
10. Please feel free to stop by our office so that we can discuss immediate supports that we offer while your accommodation’s application is being processed


Accommodations Application Process for CONTINUING Students who want UPDATED accommodations based on additional or updated documentation

Upon receiving your NEW schedule with classes:

1. Log into MyRichland
2. Click on Academic Success Center at the top
3. Click on Accommodation Application (located on the left sidebar)
4. Select a Term
5. Select Go to Accommodation Application
6. Check the box “I would like updated accommodations”
7. Make changes to your application
8. Click Submit
9. You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application
10. After your accommodation’s request is processed, automatic Accommodation Notifications will be sent through email to you and your instructor
11. Bring your additional or updated documentation to the Tutoring and Accommodation Specialist and sign another consent form
12. After your documentation has been reviewed, the Academic Success Center will contact you to schedule an appointment with the Director
13. After appointment with the Director, Accommodation Notifications will be sent through email to you and your instructor
14. Please feel free to stop by our office so that we can discuss immediate supports that we offer while your accommodation’s application is being processed


If you have any questions about this process please contact:

Scott Scheibly, Tutoring and Accommodations Specialist
(217) 875-7211, ext. 377
Room C152
sescheibly@richland.edu


HOW TO DOCUMENT A DISABILITY

How to document a Physical or Psychological Disability

Please bring a current statement on letterhead that is signed, dated, clearly states the evaluator’s credentials, and includes the following:

1. Diagnosis – Medical diagnosis or DSM-IV diagnosis

2. Functional Limitations – Explain how the disability substantially limits a major life activity. What difficulties will the student have at the college as a direct result of the diagnosis?

3. Recommendations – Provide a list of recommendations for the academic environment based on the student’s functional limitations.

  • Psychological disabilities may be documented by a psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed clinical social worker, and licensed clinical professional counselor.
  • Physical disabilities may be documented by a medical doctors/specialists

HOW TO DOCUMENT A LEARNING DISABILITY

Please bring a current statement by certified/licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or neuropsychologist on letterhead that is signed, dated, clearly states the evaluator’s credentials, and includes the following:

1. Diagnosis – Statement confirming that the student has a specific Learning Disability

2. Functional Limitations – Explain the substantial limitations that the disability will have on student’s learning

3. Recommendations - Provide a list of recommendations for the academic environment based on the student’s functional limitations.

4. Acceptable Assessments

  • Psychological Evaluation, Neuropsychological Evaluation, Psycho-educational Evaluation, Learning Disability Assessment, IEP
  • Psychometric tests should include Adult normed intelligence testing (WAIS III) Achievement and information processing (Woodcock Johnson, Standford Binet)
  • WISC

Resources:
http://www.ahead.org/
http://www.ets.org/


CONTACT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations – Room C148
(217) 875-7211, ext. 379
accom@richland.edu

Please feel free to stop by our office so that we can discuss immediate supports that we offer while your accommodation’s application is being processed.

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