If you have incurred a temporary impairment, injury, or medical condition that only requires consideration for absences for the time period of two weeks or less and you need a notice of consideration sent to your instructors, please contact the Dean’s office, specifically the Senior Associate Dean of Health and Wellness.

  1. If your condition will persist for more than two weeks, or if you need more accommodations other than absences consideration, please complete an application for accommodations through the Student Accessibility Services.
  2. Complete the Application for Accommodations Request
  3. The Director will contact you about your application to set up an accommodation consultation time.
  4. In the consultation, the Director of Student Accessibility Services will help identify the appropriate accommodations you need and then explain the process for receiving those determined accommodations.
  5. If condition persists past original expected date, you should reach out to the Student Accessibility Services to consider provisional or permanent accommodations. (This will require additional documentation).

Concussions & Accommodations

The First Two Weeks:

If you have incurred a concussion, please contact the Dean’s office and they will send out a consideration to your faculty for the first two weeks of your traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you have not already been evaluated for a concussion, contact Health Services for an evaluation. If this concussion was incurred through athletics, your trainers are qualified to make an initial evaluation.

Notices of Consideration to Instructors include:

Students recovering from a concussion can appear normal to faculty, staff, parents, and friends. However, they can still be facing significant limitations. Even though they may be academically-strong students, concussed students may struggle to return to normal in the classroom.

Faculty and Advisors should watch for subtle changes in the student and report them immediately to the Learning Services office so the student may be re-evaluated. Below are some changes to be aware of :

  • Poor attention span
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Reduced short-term memory recall
  • Delayed processing
  • Inability to complete routine tasks
  • Easily distracted
  • Sensitivity to light/noise ( may be wearing sunglasses)
  • Irritable or Withdrawn
Typical consideration for concussed students include: excused class absence, limited screen time, limited reading, or allowing extra time for tests or assignments to be completed. This also includes the ability of the student to communicate with you in a timely manner via email. Please extend consideration to this student at this time. We will continue to update you as we are able.

For Concussion symptoms lasting more than two weeks:

  • Schedule a follow-up concussion evaluation
  • Complete an application in Student Accessibility Services (SAS): Application for Accommodations Request
  • The Director from the SAS office will contact you about your application to set up consultation time.
  • In the consultation, the Director of Student Accessibility Services will identify the appropriate temporary accommodations you need and then explain the process for receiving those determined accommodations.
  • An expiration date will be set up in consultation according to expected end date for temporary accommodations.
  • If condition persists past original expected date, you should reach out to the Student Accessibility Services to consider provisional or permanent accommodations. (This will require additional documentation)