If it is determined that a prospective or current student is eligible to receive services, appropriate classroom accommodations will be determined by the Disability Services Coordinator in consultation with instructors and appropriate campus personnel, as needed. Possible accommodations include, but are not limited to:
- Priority registration for those students whose accommodations necessitate these course arrangements.
- Determining appropriate scheduling and location of courses.
- Alternative text request.
- Access to class notes.
- Testing Accommodations: which may include (but is not limited to) extended time on tests, distraction-reduced rooms, a reader, a scribe, large print, special lighting, use of a computer.
- Reduced course load option.
- Technology adaptations.
- Assistive Technology lab access.
Test anxiety is not considered a disability under federal law. If you are applying for academic accommodations related to anxiety, your assessor must diagnose you with an anxiety disorder that is more general (such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and must include examples of areas of your life where anxiety creates a disability beyond the testing situation.
How To Apply For Accommodations
To receive services from the Disability Services office, you must be a registered student at Concordia College and have a disability recognized under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Verification of a disability must be provided prior to receiving services (please refer to our Policies & Documentation Guidelines page for information on verification guidelines). The student is responsible for initiating a request for accommodations by making an appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator, and scheduling this consultation a few weeks prior to the start of the semester for which s/he is enrolled is advisable. To receive accommodations that require time to prepare, such as alternative texts (audio access to textbooks), requests need to be made early enough to allow ample time to fulfill the request, preferably 2 weeks before the semester begins.
1.) Provide acceptable documentation of the disability per our Documentation Guidelines. Submit your documentation by FAX: 218.299.4557, or send an email to Matthew Rutten at: email@example.com, or mail to:
Concordia College Disability Services
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562
2.) Stop by our office in Academy 106 or call 218.299.3514 to schedule an appointment for an intake interview with Matthew Rutten, Disability Services Coordinator. After your appointment is set up you will receive an email with a link to the online Disability Services Intake Paperwork. Please complete this paperwork before arriving to your appointment.
The Disability Services Office is open during the academic year, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. The office is closed during holidays and school recesses, and messages are checked periodically during the summer months (mid-May through mid-August).
Student Responsibilities When Receiving Accommodations
- To request accommodations using the listed procedures and to do so in a timely fashion.
To arrange specific details of requested accommodations with faculty and staff members.
To maintain the same academic standards required of all Concordia College students, including timely completion of academic work.
To abide by the Concordia Student Rules and Regulations on matters such as academic honesty and behavior.