Guidelines and Procedures for Incoming students seeking accommodations for the placement
test: (Documentation prior to placement is NOT required if students are only seeking extra
1. Students must provide documentation of their disability to the Office of Accommodative
Services (OAS) indicating need for testing accommodations. Documentation requirements
are dependent upon your disability. For detailed information regarding documentation guidelines, click here.
2. Upon review and preliminary approval, a letter will be sent out to you authorizing
placement accommodations, instructions on making an appointment with Academic Services
for the placement test as well as a copy of the authorization form forwarded to Academic
Services detailing the specific accommodations granted. If the student's documentation
does not provide sufficient information to make a decision on placement accommodations,
a letter will be sent out requesting additional information.
3. After administration of the placement test and depending on placement results,
the student will receive instructions from the College regarding registration.
4. OAS will maintain communication with the student via mail regarding orientation
and as well as registration/intake procedures as the semester approaches.
1. Students who do not request accommodations for the placement test but would like
accommodations in college are encouraged to self-identify, provide relevant documentation
to the OAS, complete the Student Self Assessment Survey, and attend the OAS new student orientation. If orientation has passed, students
are asked to call for an ‘intake’ appointment.
2. Following orientation, students are asked to meet with a staff member for an ‘intake’
to review the Self Assessment Survey and along with the disability documentation;
an individual accommodation plan is generated. In addition, procedures for accessing
accommodations and services are reviewed.
3. After intake, an initial ‘letter of accommodation’ is given to the student to present
to their instructors disclosing their affiliation with this office, as well as the
accommodations they are entitled to receive.
4. For subsequent semesters, students will not need another "intake," however they
will need to pick up a new ‘letter’ for that semester.
The Office of Accommodative Services strives to maintain policy and procedures that
are non-discriminatory and assures the least burdensome pathway to accessing accommodations.
*Please go to Testing Center Student Information section of myDCC Student Tab for