Students with Disabilities
Students who need special accommodations or services at the College of Mount Saint Vincent must provide up-to-date documentation verifying their specific diagnosed disability. Eligible students should submit their documentation to verify eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Documentation should include:
- Recent IEP from high school (if you have one) or a 504 plan (If you have one)
- Recent (no older than two years) ADULT psycho-educational report or neuro-educational report, which should include Achievement Testing Results (i.e., standard testing for reading, writing and mathematics skills). Acceptable examples are the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WAIT) or the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement (WJ-III).
- Cognitive/Aptitude Results (i.e., full scale IQ testing including subscales, index scores, and an adequate report). The report must include the scores and the interpretative. Examples are the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) or the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability (WJ-III).
In order for reasonable accommodations to take effect, the student is advised to complete this process as soon as possible after admission to the College. In addition, students must sign an Authorized Release Form at the beginning of each academic year that permits the College to disclose the student’s special accommodations. All accommodations and services are provided by the Academic Resource Center. Provisions may include testing in the Center, tutoring, and use of electronic equipment to assist in note taking and reading.
Assistance is provided by the Academic Resource Center and includes:
- Liaison with instructors for availability of course materials
- Reading, recording and testing arrangement
- Residence hall room assignments
- Progress reports to and consultation with appropriate agencies
Copies of the College’s Policy on Students with Learning Disabilities are available in the Office of Admission, the Office of the Dean of the Undergraduate College, and the Center for Academic Advisement, and The Oxley Career Education Program.
Elizabeth Seton Library 2nd Floor