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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 Student Accessibility Services before classes begin to submit documentation and arrange academic adjustments.

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.
  • Submit the Course Placement Form.  (Or if available, 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).
  • To request academic adjustments and an appointment through Student Accessibility Services, submit your information and documentation through our Accommodate System by accessing: https://tunxis-accommodate.symplicity.com/public_accommodation/
  • Complete an Intake Interview with a Learning Disabilities Specialist to discuss individual learning strengths, specific academic adjustments, and creating an Accommodation Letter.
  • If academic adjustments are approved an Accommodation Letter will be prepared and emailed to faculty communicating approved accommodations.
  • Review the process for arranging the approved academic adjustments.

Guide for Students with Disabilities (PDF)

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.


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