Disclosing Your Disability
Students are encouraged to disclose disabilities and provide documentation regardless of whether they intend to request current accommodations.
Requesting Academic Accommodations
Requesting academic accommodations is a separate process from applying for admission to the University of Maine at Presque Isle. In order to be considered for accommodations, students must first submit documentation of the disability according to Disability Documentation Guidelines and meet with the Director of Student Support Services to discuss accommodation requests. Students who would like information about the registration process should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 768-9613.
Process for Requesting Accommodations from Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
- Student makes appointment to meet with the Director of Student Support Services
- Student completes a Documented Disability Intake Form. Forms are also available by calling or stopping by the SSS office in the CIL.
- Student provides documentation of disability according to SSS guidelines. One of the following documentation forms should be presented to the student’s physician/psychologist for completion. You may need to sign a release form and provide it to your clinician prior to having him or her send the documentation to us Authorization to Release and Exchange Information Form (PDF). Forms are also available by calling or stopping by the SSS office in the CIL.
Click on the form below associated with your disability to download a copy of the guidelines for Documentation of Disability
- Documentation Guidelines for a Learning Disability (PDF)
- Documentation Guidelines for ADD / ADHD (PDF)
- Documentation Guidelines for Psychological Disorders (PDF)
- Documentation Guidelines for Physical or Chronic Health Related Disabilities (PDF)
- Documentation Guidelines for all other disabilities (PDF)
- Student meets with the Director of Student Support Services to determine eligibility under Disability Documentation Guidelines and discuss the accommodation process. Students must arrange accommodations each semester.
- If determined eligible, student discuss and request appropriate accommodation.
- The Director of Student Support Services prepares the letters of accommodation.
- Students deliver the letters in person to professors. The office will email letters for the student for online or off-site courses.
- The accommodations are in place as soon as the accommodation letters are delivered to the professor.
Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.