Disclosure & Documentation

Obtaining Accommodations

The ASO is dedicated to supporting students with documented disabilities or medical/mental health conditions requiring accommodations. We delve into your unique needs, working collaboratively to identify the accommodations that will best serve you. Our approach is tailored to each individual; there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. To qualify, students must have a disability or medical/mental health condition that impedes equal access to their Monmouth College education and overall experience.

Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may encompass the following options:

  1. Extended time on exams and/or assignments
  2. Alternative locations on exams
  3. Note-taking assistance, including access to peer note-takers, a copy of Instructor notes/PowerPoint (if available), common notes and/or PowerPoints, and recorded lectures.
  4. Use of a calculator
  5. Classroom relocation to accessible locations
  6. Access to audiobooks

Important Information for Students:

Navigating college involves a shift from high school, emphasizing the importance of self-advocacy. It’s your choice to identify as a student with a disability and/or medical/mental health condition, as well as to utilize accommodations. Begin by engaging with the ASO, maintaining active involvement with our office and faculty each semester. Regularly connect with our Student Access & Support Specialist to develop effective self-advocacy skills. Refer to our student responsibilities for guidance.

Please note that accommodations are not retroactive. Once you communicate your need to the ASO, we will promptly collaborate with you and inform the appropriate faculty (and occasionally staff).

An academic accommodation is deemed unreasonable if it:

  • Poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others,
  • Substantially alters an essential element of a course, curriculum, or program,
  • Substantially alters the manner in which a service is provided, or
  • Causes an undue financial or administrative hardship to the college.

Monmouth College accommodations exclusively apply to our campus and do not extend to standardized testing sites, graduate or professional schools, or work environments.

Regarding deadlines:

  • Incoming new and transfer students: Submit all documentation by July 17 for fall semester and by December 1 for spring semester.
  • Returning students: Housing documentation must be submitted by March 1 before the room selection process for the following year.

Missed deadlines may impact accommodation fulfillment. If a housing accommodation is needed while already residing on campus, promptly contact the Student Access & Support Specialist and submit the Disclosure for New Accommodation Form.

Upon receiving all necessary documentation, we will diligently process your request, but kindly allow up to 30 days for completion. Your proactive engagement ensures a smooth accommodation process.