Students with Disabilities
If you have a documented disability and believe you will require accommodations while at college, you should contact the Center for Students with Disabilities either before you come to college or as soon as you arrive. Most colleges strongly encourage making contact no later than the first two weeks of school. Of course, if you will require special assistive technology or interpreting services, you should inform Disability Services immediately after you have chosen the college you will attend. These services often require more time to put into place, and you don't want to start classes without these accommodations that will be critical to your success. You will need to provide documentation of your disability and will most likely need to meet with a disability specialist. It is probably best to access the college's website to find out how to go about making an appointment and what the documentation requirements are. If you have questions about your rights as a student with a documented disability, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the state where your college is located.