Should admissions office staff refer all students with disabilities to the disabled student services office?

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You should assist students with disabilities as you would other students. It is their responsibility to disclose information about their disabilities and request accommodations. Some students do not require accommodations and/or choose not to disclose their disabilities. Other students may have invisible disabilities (such as learning disabilities or health impairments), which may be difficult or even impossible to recognize. It is helpful for you to have information about what accommodations disabled student services typically provides should a student request an accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or extra time to complete a test.

For additional resources visit Recruiting and Admissions in the Student Services Conference Room.

Last update or review: July 12, 2010