Academic Accommodations

Students attending Lynchburg College who seek academic accommodations must qualify in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments. Qualifications and reasonable accommodations are determined by the Disability Services Coordinator (DSC).

Academic accommodations offered to eligible Lynchburg College students with disabilities may include but are not limited to: student notes, faculty notes, reading tests, extended testing time, alternative format textbooks and classroom materials, class location adjustments and accommodated furniture. Accommodations are considered and approved on a case by case basis.

Accommodation letters are provided to students upon request and are valid for a period of one semester. Communication specific to students who have been approved for accommodations is done through a Disability Listserv.

It is the student’s responsibility to provide accommodation letters to his/her professors each semester. The student is advised to meet privately with each professor to create an understanding of how the disability impacts learning and arrange a plan of implementation for accommodations (testing arrangements, information regarding use of technology, etc.). Confidential information regarding the specific disability or diagnosis is not shared by the DSC. Students may share this information with faculty or advisors as they see fit on a case by case basis.

Academic accommodations begin from the time letters are provided to individual faculty. Accommodations are not retroactive and cannot be applied to events, assignments or assessments occurring previous to the faculty receiving a copy of accommodations letters each semester.

In determining the College’s ability to offer reasonable accommodation to students, each request for accommodations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis through a standard process by the Disability Services Coordinator (DSC).