Checklist for New Students
Disability Services Checklist for New Students
______ 1. Send in proper documentation of your disability and accommodations requested to the Student Disability Services Office. Please call if you have any questions about the documentation required. Documentation must meet college requirements. Submit your information early so that you can be assured of receiving the accommodations you require as soon as you arrive on campus.
______ 2. Fill out and return the release of information form and the self-identification form as soon as possible. If you are over 18 years of age and wish us to converse with your parent(s)/guardian(s), they must be listed on the release of information form before disclosure can occur.
______ 3. Make an individual appointment with the Coordinator of Student Disability Services when you have your schedule for the upcoming semester completed. Please schedule your appointment no later than the end of the second week of classes.
______ 4. Come in during the first week of classes to request your accommodation letters. We need at least 72 hours to process letters. These can be requested as soon as your schedule is completed, so there is no need to wait for classes to begin.
______ 5. Pick up your letters and distribute them to all of your faculty members. Set up an appointment to speak individually with each of your professors to discuss your needs and learning styles.
______ 6. Go to the Test Administration Service office as soon as possible if your professor has checked off that they are unable to provide testing accommodations on the Faculty Accommodation Agreement letter.
______ 7. Go to the Academic Support and Achievement Program office as soon as possible in the semester to set up an appointment for tutoring in any class in which you are likely to require tutoring assistance.
______ 8. Remind your professors about your accommodation needs for upcoming tests.
______ 9. Come and see the Coordinator of Student Disability Services IMMEDIATELY if you are struggling with your classes or are having difficulty getting the accommodations that you need.
______ 10. Check in from time to time to tell us how you are doing and to share your successes!!!!
______ 11. ENJOY YOUR FIRST SEMESTER AT CORTLAND!