Student Services

Services for Students

Services for Students

Appointments. Individual confidential meetings are available with a disability specialist to discuss reasonable accommodations, academic concerns and other issues. 

Document Conversion. Students who are eligible for document conversion may request alternate formats for textbooks and other print materials.

Testing Accommodations. Students who are eligible for testing accommodations for classroom exams may take their exams in the Testing Center or in Disability Services. Testing accommodations may also include accommodations for the Accuplacer Placement Tests.

Adaptive Equipment. Students who are eligible for adaptive equipment use should consult with their specialist as soon as they are registered for the semester or as soon as the need becomes apparent.

Sign Language Interpreting. Students who are eligible for sign language interpreting are encouraged to request services as soon as they are registered for the semester. Eligible students may also request services for meetings and other MCTC events and activities.

Note Taking. Eligible students should consult with their disability specialist. Generally, note taking is provided by a volunteer peer note taker.

All accommodations are determined on an individual basis.

Procedures

What are the roles and responsibilities of students with disabilities?

  • Meet with a disability specialist for an in-take appointment.
  • Provide disability documentation in support of accommodations.
  • Contact Disability Services in a timely manner and request accommodations each semester.
  • Deliver accommodation letters to instructors early in the semester.
  • Inform Disability Services as soon as possible when accommodations are not working or are not being provided as requested.
  • Follow the procedures set forth by Disability Services (e.g., accommodation letters, exam accommodations and addressing a concern).

What are the roles and responsibilities of instructors and staff?

  • Determine the essential elements of a course or program.
  • Refer students to Disability Services when students request disability accommodations or present disability-related documentation.
  • Facilitate accommodations that are formally requested through an accommodation letter from Disability Services.
  • Contact Disability Services to discuss alternate accommodations when they believe the requested accommodations may compromise the essential elements of a course or program.
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