Tips for Prospective Students
- 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
- 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
- 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 Valerie Hamilton-Brodie: (860) 255-3575.
- 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.
This handbook explains how students with disabilities can request academic adjustments and access support services at Tunxis Community College. It serves as a guide to help students understand the guidelines as well as the steps for obtaining reasonable academic adjustments and access to learning in a post-secondary setting.
A Blog for Students with Disabilities at Tunxis Community College
For more information, contact the Academic Support Center at 860.255.3570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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