What Are Reasonable Accommodations?
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 by the Disability Services Coordinator (DSC).
Lynchburg College does not offer programs and courses specifically designed for students with disabilities, but approximately 15% of our students qualify for disability services.
Examples of some common accommodations we offer to eligible students are:
- test proctoring
- extended testing time
- alternative format texts
- housing facility modifications
- in-class physical accommodations (furniture)
- accessible classrooms
Additionally, we offer all students a wide range of academic support services such as tutoring services, academic counseling, career services and therapeutic counseling services. These services, accompanied by small classroom size and an intimate connection to our faculty and staff, are areas where Lynchburg College offers and exceptional experience for all students.
Reasonable accommodations do not negate requirements for successful completion of a program, course, service and/or activity; adherence to generally acceptable standards of behavior; the College's general and academic student rights and responsibilities; or adherence to faculty/staff directions and instructions.
In determining reasonable accommodations, factors to be examined include, among others:
- The academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in an education program or service.
- The purpose and nature of the program, course, and/or service.
- The precise education-related abilities and functional limitations of the student and how those limitations could be overcome with reasonable accommodation.
- The nature and cost of accommodation required in relation to the College's financial resources.
- The consequences of such an accommodation upon the operation and educational mission of the College, course, program, service and/or activity.
- Other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
Accommodations are considered unreasonable and will not be provided by the College if:
- The educational standards or mission of Lynchburg College would be substantially altered.
- The nature of the program, course, service and/or activity would be fundamentally altered.
- The student is not otherwise qualified (with or without accommodations) to meet the academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in an education program, course, service and/or activity.
- The effects of the disability cannot be overcome even with reasonable accommodation.
- The student would not be able to complete the program, course, service and/or activity, even with reasonable accommodation.
- The accommodation creates an undue financial or administrative hardship for the College.
- The student poses a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.
If the student requires attendant care services, he/she must make arrangements to provide for them. The College does not assume the coordination or financial responsibilities for attendant care services.