Upon acceptance to Lincoln College, students are encouraged to contact the Office for Disability Services to begin the registration process. The registration steps are as follows:
- Submit the Student Registration Sheet and the Request for Accommodations Form. Students may also wish to submit copies of pertinent disability documentation at this time. If you are uncertain that your documentation would suffice, please fill out our Diagnosing Professional Form with a licensed clinical professional.
- Schedule an appointment with the Coordinator of ODS to complete an intake interview. Information gathered during the interview will be used to supplement the student’s disability documentation in order to determine eligibility for services.
- Once eligibility has been established, the Coordinator and student will discuss appropriate accommodations and ODS policies and procedures, either during the intake interview or at a later date.
- The student then requests a copy of his or her Faculty Accommodation Letter at the beginning of each semester.
ODS reserves the right to determine eligibility for services based on the information obtained during the student interview and additional supporting documentation. All documentation is confidential and will be shared only with a signed release by the student.
Student Rights & Responsibilities
- Meet the essential qualifications and institutional standards.
- Disclose the disability in a timely manner to ODS.
- Provide appropriate documentation of the disability to establish eligibility.
- Meet with ODS staff to discuss and determine accommodations.
- Disclose his/her disability to the instructor and initiate the accommodation request.
- Follow procedures with faculty and ODS in order to obtain the appropriate accommodations.
- Notify ODS if an accommodation is not being implemented completely or correctly.
- Request accommodations each semester.
- Complete the ODS Student Responsibilities Contract.
- Right to confidentiality
- Receive appropriate accommodations from instructor or ODS in a timely manner