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Determining eligibility and requesting accommodations

If a student in the School of Education is in need of accommodations, it is the student's responsibility to contact the SOE's Student Disability Services (SDS) office at 410-516-9734.

At the point of initial contact an Intake Form will be sent to the student to register for services to fill out and return to the office as soon as possible via email or mail. The student will also fill out the Authorization to Contact Physician/Health Care Provider form, and send it back to the SDS office with the intake form along with documentation from a professional evaluator of the disability including the evaluator's recommendations for accommodating the disability. This information should be received as early as possible prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure that services will be available in time for the first class meeting. Once approved, the student is required to fill out a Request for Accommodations form and submit it to the SDS office for each semester that they are registered to ensure that the appropriate faculty members are notified of the needed accommodations.

All students requesting accommodations must first register with the Student Disability Services office (contact information below) prior to the beginning of the semester. Requests can be made after that point, but students must allow at least two weeks for the office to implement any needed accommodations. Participants attending non-classroom events are asked to notify Student Disability Services three weeks prior to the event, if possible.

Students can register for accommodations by submitting the following forms (Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view PDF forms) to the Student Disability Services office:

After your requested accommodations have been reviewed and approved, complete the Request for Accommodations form each semester that you would like to receive accommodations by filling out the following form:

  • Request for Accommodations form (PDF | Word)

Students needing accommodations will be asked to provide to the university a comprehensive evaluation of a specific disability from a qualified diagnostician that 

  • Identifies the type of disability
  • Describes the current level of functioning in an academic setting
  • Lists recommended accommodations

All documentation will be reviewed and reasonable accommodations will be provided based upon the student’s needs. 

Student Disability Services Office
Jennifer Eddinger
Phone: (410) 516-9734
Fax: (410) 516-9922

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Student Disability Services Office
Jennifer Eddinger
P: (410) 516-9734
F: (410) 516-9922