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Resources for Students

What is a Reasonable Accommodation?

Accommodations are determined on an individual basis. Reasonable accommodations permit students to learn on an equal footing with their peers at college, while maintaining the integrity of the content. Some examples of classroom accommodations are extended time on tests, access to a distraction-reduced testing area, and access to and training in the use of assistive technology.

Requesting Accommodations

Updated and accurate documentation confirming the existence of a disability is required. The attached documents are not mandatory, but are included as useful tools if needed.

The Difference Between High School and College

The differences between high school and college ( 

Rights and Responsibilities

Students have the right to:

  • Confidentiality – Expect that all disability-related information will be treated confidentially.
  • Accommodations – Receive appropriate accommodations in a timely manner from faculty. Students should have the opportunity to meet privately with faculty to discuss needed accommodations and any other concerns.

Students have the responsibility to:

  • Provide faculty with an accommodation form from the Coordinator of Disability Services when requesting accommodations.
  • Initiate the accommodation process.


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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023. Learn more and apply for fall 2023.

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