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Requesting Accommodations

Registering with Student Disability Services (SDS)

Registration with Student Disability Services (SDS) is a separate process from applying for admission to North Carolina Central University.  Interested students should contact Student Disability Services by phone at 919-530-6325 or email SDS@nccu.edu.  We advise that you do not submit disability documentation to the Admissions Office.  Services and accommodations cannot be provided until the student has registered and provided the appropriate documentation to SDS.

New Student Registration

Students are highly encouraged to sign up with SDS prior to the start of the semester to ensure that supports are in place for the start of classes. Please note: Reasonable academic accommodations cannot be retroactively fitted.

  1. To begin your registration process for Student Disability Services, go to the Public Accommodation Intake online form. At the end of that form, there is a place to upload a copy of your documentation of disability/diagnosis from an appropriately qualified provider.
  2. Supporting documentation can be uploaded through our online system, hand delivered to our office (Student Services Building, Suite 120), or faxed to (919) 530-6938.
  3. Once the registration form and documentation are received, they will be reviewed by an SDS staff member. Students must allow at least two weeks (10 business days) for Student Disability Services to review all new requests for accommodations.  Students receiving provisional accommodations may have a longer waiting period until documentation has been furnished.
  4. Once your file has been reviewed, you will receive an email to meet with a staff member to do the intake interview.

At the intake appointment you will discuss:

  • Accommodations and Services
  • Campus and Local Resources
  • SDS Policies and Procedures
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students are welcome to meet with SDS staff members for questions or concerns year-round. We are here to assist you and will provide resources or information to help you achieve your academic goals.

Current SDS Registered Students

Semester Requests

A Semester Accommodation Request must be completed for each semester a student is enrolled and seeking accommodations. The Semester Accommodation Request can be completed and submitted to SDS through Eagle Accommodate. This must be done before a Professor/Instructor can provide reasonable accommodations. Accommodation requests are not retroactive and it is highly encouraged that you request your accommodations within the first two (2) weeks of the semester.

The Semester Request form can be found under the Accommodation tab:

  1. To begin the Semester Accommodation Request, click hover mouse over Accommodation tab and select "Returning Student Request".
  2. After clicking the “Request Accommodation,” you should be directed to a page that lists all of your previous accommodation requests. Click on "Request Accommodation" in the middle of the page.
  3. Select the semester you are requesting the accommodations for; if you do not see an upcoming semester, please wait until you have received a notification from SDS that the semester is open for registration in Accommodate.
  4. Once you select the semester, your classes for that semester will appear; select either "Request for All" or "Review Semester Request". Please Note: "Request for All" means that you are requesting all of your approved accommodations for all of the courses listed and "Review Semester Request" means that you will request specific approved courses for specific courses.
  5. Click "Submit"

Only your approved academic, reasonable accommodations will appear in Eagle Accommodate for you to request. In order to receive additional accommodations, you must meet with a staff member and may be asked to present additional documentation.

Changes in Your Accommodations Needs

Students are entitled to request additional accommodations or academic adjustments during the course of the semester, or at any time during their tenure at North Carolina Central University. Students are also entitled to request modifications to the nature of the accommodations. Students must work with Student Disability Services to determine the appropriate changes to accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services. The office should be contacted at earliest indication of emerging accommodation needs. Students must allow at least two weeks (10 business days) for the coordination and provision of new accommodations or modifications to existing accommodations.

Provisional Accommodations

Provisional accommodations may be provided for students for a specific number of working days or one semester, pending the receipt of official and complete documentation of a student’s disability or disabilities. These cases will be handled individually and at the discretion of the Director of SDS. Provisional accommodations, if approved, will be for up to one semester only pending further appropriate documentation.

Temporary Accommodations

Some disabilities are temporary and may only require accommodations for a limited time. Each case is considered individually. The following documentation is required for accommodations based on a temporary disability: letter on letterhead from a qualified professional stating diagnosis, functional limitations necessitating reasonable accommodations and estimated length services will be needed. After one semester of temporary accommodations, subsequent semester requests should be requested through Eagle Accommodate for review of the SDS staff.

It must be noted that North Carolina Central University and Student Disability Services reserve the right to deny requests for services or accommodations while the receipt of appropriate disability documentation is pending.

Faculty Notification Letters

Faculty Notification Letters with a student’s reasonable academic accommodations are emailed to Professors within 48-business hours (2 business days) after submission and approval of student’s Request for Reasonable Accommodations via Eagle Accommodate (if submission and approval are before the start of classes, letters will be emailed the first week of class). The letter will automatically be generated after the student has re-registered for accommodations.  Students receive a copy of this letter to their Eagle email as a confirmation that letters have been sent. Students should speak with each Professor regarding their reasonable accommodations once letters have been emailed.

 
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