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Students with Disabilities

As part of its non-discrimination policy, all divisions and campuses of Harrison College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability participating in the school’s programs. Accommodations include, for example, changes or modifications, which can facilitate enjoyment of equal opportunity participation in the school’s programs by individuals with a disability.

"The faculty and staff support me. I don’t think I could make it without their support." Marisa, Medical Assisting
Marisa, Medical Assisting

Procedure

Self-Identification
An applicant or student (herein collectively referred to as “student”) may self-identify or voluntarily disclose information that he or she has a disability. If a student self-identifies or voluntarily discloses that he or she has a disability, the student may also ask that he or she be provided a reasonable accommodation. For information about requesting an accommodation, the student should contact a student affairs specialist.

Documentation on Accommodation Request
Students have the responsibility to identify the particular disability at issue and to request an accommodation. All requests for accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. A student who self-identifies or discloses information that he or she has a disability and requests an accommodation must provide supporting documentation and identify the appropriate accommodation being requested. Read our Guidelines for Documentation of a Disability or contact a student affairs specialist.

Identifying a Reasonable Accommodation
Once a student self-identifies or voluntarily discloses that he or she has a disability, asks to be accommodated and provides the required documentation, we will make an effort to reasonably accommodate the student.

Course objectives and essential skill achievement levels cannot be waived or otherwise modified as effective, reasonable accommodations. Any modifications in the manner in which a course is conducted are restricted to changes in the format of instruction or evaluation. Such modifications must not change the academic standards or basic content of the course. Reasonable accommodations may include academic modifications, exam modifications and auxiliary services. Other possible accommodations may include, for example, extra time on exams, note takers, readers and/or reduced course loads.