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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Learn about the educational rights for college students with disabilities.



Qualified students with disabilities are not entitled to accommodations if they have not self-identified and have not registered and requested accommodations from the student disability services office within the Cardinal Success Center.

The deadline for applying is normally 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment and 2 weeks prior to subsequent continuous semesters of enrollment. 

Student Rights

  • Receive reasonable accommodations as supported by documentation.
  • Have access to courses, programs, services, facilities, and activities offered through the college.
  • Confidentiality of information about their disability, except as disclosures are required or permitted by law.
  • Self –advocate for their needs.Several pictures showing students

Student Responsibilities

  • Self-identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed.
  • Complete the “Request For Accommodations Form.”
  • Provide medical or psychological documentation of disability, or other approved educational testing documentation.
  • Complete “Authorization for Release of Confidential Information” form.
  • Return all documentation and forms to the disability office.
  • If approved for accommodations, pick up faculty advisement forms from disability office and meet with instructors to have them sign. White copy must be returned to disability office.
  • Ensure that instructors are aware of qualified accommodations prior to exams or other services.
  • If special testing accommodations are needed, schedule with the disability office at least 2 days prior.
  • Attend class regularly.
  • Meet the same stands for successful completion of class as other students.
  • Inform disability office of any problems that arise, in a timely manner.

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Posted Date:
8/9/2017 12:52:35 PM