Services for Lumberjacks with disabilities
SFA is committed to providing equal opportunities for all Lumberjacks. Students with disabilities have access to a wide range of services, from special housing accommodations to learning tools and academic support. Our disability services help ensure that, no matter what challenges you face, you’ll have a great college experience.
What disabilities usually receive accommodations?
Disability Services provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Examples of qualifying conditions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Physical, mobility and/or chronic health conditions
- Learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia)
- Attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactive disorder
- Blind/low vision
- Deaf/hard of hearing
- Autism spectrum disorder
Applying to SFA
All prospective students follow the same application process for admission.
- Apply as a first-year student if this is your first time attending college.
- Apply as a transfer student if you have 15 or more transferable credits.
- Apply as a graduate student for admission into one of our master’s or doctoral degree programs.
Applying for disability services
You may request an accommodation at any time during the semester, but it’s ideal to submit your request as early as possible before the semester begins. Students requesting special accommodations are encouraged to contact Disability Services in the early stages of their college planning. This includes meeting with our staff to review information about the eligibility for academic support services and accommodations, appropriate documentation of disability, housing considerations and transition issues.
Application review process
Once you submit your application for disability services and appropriate documentation, your request will be reviewed to identify reasonable accommodations best suited to meet your needs. Academic adjustments are determined on a case-by-case basis and recommended only if the student would not have equal access to the academic opportunity without the accommodation. Once accommodations are recommended, you will meet with Disability Services to complete the process, which includes completing accommodation letters to notify professors of your needs in each course.
Students have the responsibility to contact Disability Services to request academic accommodations each semester. Providing advance notice of your accommodation needs allows adequate time for you to review your request with each professor to determine how the accommodation will work in their class. Each student should participate in the accommodation process and understand that the process is intended to be interactive and collaborative.