Process for Students Requesting ADA Accommodations
While students may request an accommodation(s) any time in their college career, we encourage students and prospective students to do so as early as possible.
Obtaining accommodations through Unity College follows a formal process that must be initiated by the student.
- Potential and current students should contact the ADA Coordinator for their program to discuss the College’s process and the student’s needs.
- A student must self-disclose their disability through submitting a Request for Academic Accommodations and/or a Request for Housing Accommodations along with the Health Care Practitioner Form with the appropriate diagnostic information.
- Housing accommodations are for students in the residential portion of the Hybrid Learning programs.
- Students may also submit recent academic documentation, such as an IEP or 504 Plan, to provide the Coordinator with context for past accommodations. However, accommodations in college may differ from those allowed in high school.
- ADA Coordinators will determine student eligibility for accommodations once all required documentation has been received. Eligibility is determined through a review of the Health Care Practitioner Form completed by a qualified professional.
- The ADA Coordinator will engage in an interactive dialogue with the student to discuss reasonable accommodations.
- Students will be notified in writing of approved accommodations.
- Accommodations do not go into effect until the review process has been completed, a determination of a reasonable accommodations has been made and formalized with a signed Notification of Accommodations. Accommodations cannot be applied retroactively.
All inquiries and information are kept strictly confidential and shared only on a need-to-know basis.
Distance Education Students
To request academic accommodations:
Dean of Retention and Completion
Unity College Distance Education
Hybrid Learning Students
To request academic and/or housing accommodations:
Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Hybrid Learning
Unity College Hybrid Learning
Last Updated on October 7, 2021