NEW STUDENTS: How to register with Student Accessibility Services
Be admitted to Parkside and attend orientation
It is the student's responsibility to self-identify to Student Accessibility Services, provide documentation that meets documentation guidelines, and request specific services.
The majority of materials and registration is done online, but please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions and/or difficulties.
Complete online Accommodation Request Form
*NOTE: Make sure to click the submit button upon completion of form*
Provide disability documentation
Read Documentation Guidelines that apply to your diagnosis. Forward these guidelines to the clinician providing your documentation.
Send Student Accessibility Services any records of accommodations/services provided to you at any previous academic settings (e.g. IEP, Section 504 plan, college service plan, etc.) and any record of accommodations provided for any national standardized exams (e.g. ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.). This documentation is helpful but not necessarily sufficient to determine eligibility for services.
NOTE: If you suspect you may have a disability but have never been diagnosed, see the documentation guidelines.
Eligibility for services is determined
Students and Student Accessibility Services complete the meeting process. During this meeting the prospective student is encouraged to share their accommodation needs. Documentation may be reviewed and discussed during this meeting.
Eligibility for services is based on a combination of the student's description of need, the thoroughness of the disability documentation and documentation policies (see Disability Documentation Guidelines). If all eligibility requirements are met at this time, then, a verified individualized services and accommodations plan is written. If all requirements are not met, you will be advised on how to proceed.
You will be notified of your eligibility for services by mail or university email within two weeks of submitting appropriate documentation.
NOTE: Pending the receipt of appropriate documentation, the university reserves the right to deny services or accommodations.
Accommodation Plan developed and student receives Accommodation Plan
At your intake appointment you and your Student Accessibility Services Coordinator will discuss your documentation and need for accommodations. An Accommodation letter will be completed at this time if it was not completed in the preliminary meeting. Upon the completion of your letter, you will be eligible to receive services/accommodations.
You may also receive approval of accommodations through your Ranger email.