Special Needs Students:

Special Needs Students:
In order to receive academic accommodations, a student must provide documentation of a
special need. This material should be provided by a licensed professional, such as a
psychologist, psychiatrist, or family doctor. Professionals must provide a diagnosis and
a specific description of the disability’s impact on the learning environment and
recommended accommodations. You may need to sign a release form at your school or
doctor’s office in order for those records to be sent to Karen DeGrange, Director of
Disability Services, at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The documented
information should be no older than 3 years. Please send as much information as
possible to support your request for accommodations
Guidelines for students with special needs:
1. You must provide detailed documentation to the Director of Disability Services
(Karen DeGrange) before your eligibility for special academic accommodations
can be evaluated and determined.
2. Once your materials are evaluated and you are determined to be eligible, each of
your professors and advisor will be notified every quarter that you are eligible for
academic accommodations.
3. However, it is your responsibility to ask the professor in each class for
accommodations. You should not be approached, singled out, or offered any
accommodations until and unless you ask for it.
NOTE: If at any time you change your classes from your original, registered
course list, or if there is a professor change for a course, it is your responsibility to
contact the Office of Disability Services with changes or updates so that we may
contact all your professors about your accommodations.
4. Please take the “Permission for Learning Center Testing Services” form to your
professor one week before the test is to take place. Special arrangements must
be made, and this takes time.
5. Please read the attached “Permission for Learning Center Testing Services” form,
which will be required before taking a test in the Learning Center.
6. If you are ever denied a requested accommodation by a professor, please contact
the Disability Services Director immediately if you are not able to resolve the
issue with the professor by yourself.
7. If there are other special academic accommodations to which you feel you are
entitled (other than extra time and quiet room), please see the Disability Services
Director to discuss this, before approaching a professor.
8. Please READ every syllabus you receive carefully, and determine if you have any
questions about the work in that class and how it may be impacted by your special
9. Please be sure that you fully understand the ATTENDANCE policy in each
class, as each professor may have his/her own unique requirements.
10. If you wish to tape record (audio record) any lectures, please see the Disability
Services Director first to discuss this accommodation.