Tips for Prospective Students

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  • Understand your rights and responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  • To plan ahead for a smooth transition, meet with the Learning Disabilities Specialist before classes begin to submit documentation and arrange academic accommodations.


Before High School Graduation

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  • Make sure that disability documentation and special education reports are up to date and obtain a copy for your records.
  • Understand your specific disability and the support you are currently receiving.
  • Before taking the SAT, inquire about special accommodations for testing.
  • Contact the State Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to inquire about eligibility for services.
  • Develop reading, study, time management and organizational skills.


Checklist for New Students

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  • Apply for Admission and Financial Aid. Upon acceptance, all students receive a Banner ID Number (or Student ID) to be used for all campus related transactions.
  • Take English and Math Placement Tests. If you need special accommodations, please contact Cathy Felice: 860.773.1524.
  • Register for classes (refer to the links noted in your acceptance letter to schedule an advising appointment).
  • Schedule an appointment with a Learning Disabilities Specialist in the Academic Support Center for information on Disability Services.
  • Submit appropriate documentation to Disability Services.
  • Complete an Intake Interview with a Learning Disabilities Specialist to discuss individual learning strengths, specific academic adjustments, and creating a Learning Profile.
  • Complete the "Semester Academic Adjustment Requests" form for approval by the Learning Disabilities Specialist.
  • If academic adjustments are approved, complete a Learning Profile with the Learning Disabilities Specialist. This Profile is used to communicate the approved academic adjustments with faculty.
  • Review the process for arranging the approved academic adjustments.

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For more information, contact the Academic Support Center at 860.773.1530 or tx-asc@tunxis.edu.