Accommodations for Disabilities

Students requesting reasonable accommodations from Presbyterian College (PC) based on a disability are required to submit appropriate documentation to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 and amended in 2008 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act of 1988 (for residential accommodations) and the policies of the PC Academic Success Office. Documentation guidelines may be found on our website. Students should select the dominant area of disability to follow the criteria for documentation. In order for a student to be considered eligible to receive accommodations, documentation must show functional limitations that substantially impact the student.

Students who wish to request reasonable accommodations are expected to self-disclose by completing the Accommodations Initial Intake Form and by providing current documentation of their disability. Documentation must not be more than three calendar years old from the student’s initial date of enrollment at Presbyterian College. Students may contact the Academic Success Office about securing accommodations at any time, though most students do so in their first semester of enrollment. Documentation should be directly to the Academic Success Office (not the Admissions Office) in advance of arrival to campus. Documentation should be sent to accommodations@presby.edu OR to Presbyterian College, Academic Success Office/Accommodations, 503 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325.

Disability Provider Forms

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder » Word | PDF
Autism Spectrum Disorder » Word | PDF
Chronic Medical Condition » Word | PDF
College Housing Documentation Guidelines » Word | PDF
Deaf and Hard of Hearing » Word | PDF
Learning Disability » Word | PDF
Physical Disability » Word | PDF
Psychological » Word | PDF
Visual Impairment » Word | PDF

New Students

Step 1

Students should first submit a completed Accommodations Initial Intake Form then request diagnostic documentation of their disability from an appropriate provider according to the documentation guidelines for area of disability. Once received, this information will be kept confidential.

Once the Accommodations Initial Intake Form and diagnostic documentation have been received by the Academic Success Office, Dr. Daria T. Cronic, Coordinator of Disability Support Services, will review each student’s Intake Form and diagnostic documentation, and notify the student if additional documentation is required.

Step 2 

FOR NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS, FIRST-TIME ACCOMMODATIONS, OR ADDING TO EXISTING ACCOMMODATIONS

Dr. Cronic will notify the student of approved accommodations for the initial semester of enrollment and schedule a meeting with the student. During this meeting, the student and Dr. Cronic will discuss accommodations and then complete the Authorization of Accommodations Form. This electronic form asks the student to provide permission for the Academic Success Office to notify the student’s instructors and/or other offices on campus such as Residence Life of his or her approved accommodations. This form should be submitted by the student at least two working days prior to the first official day of the semester.

Step 3

Once the Authorization of Accommodations Form has been submitted by the student, the Academic Success Office will send electronically an Accommodations Approval Form to the indicated instructors and/or Office of Residence Life. Campus compliance regarding accommodations is a shared responsibility. Students should initiate a private conversation about these approved accommodations with each of their instructors. During this meeting, the student and their instructor will discuss and determine how these approved accommodations will be provided. While it is not required, students are encouraged to share with their instructor any medical or other concerns they may have which they feel might be beneficial for their instructor to know.

Current or Returning Students

Step 1

Once a student is approved for accommodations for the initial semester, the student must submit an Authorization of Accommodations Form each semester that a student intends to receive accommodations or to notify the Academic Success Office if any changes have occurred to the student’s final class schedule. This form should be submitted by the student at least two working days prior to the first official day of the semester. In other words, accommodations are not automatically approved or sent to any instructors unless the student initiates this request by submitting the Authorization of Accommodations Form. The original documentation will already be on file with the Academic Success Office. No other documentation will be needed unless a student is asking for additional accommodations that were not part of their initial approval.

Step 2

Once the Authorization of Accommodations Form has been submitted by the student, the Academic Success Office will send electronically an Accommodations Approval Form to the indicated instructors and/or Office of Residence Life. Campus compliance regarding accommodations is a shared responsibility. Students should initiate a private conversation about these approved accommodations with each of their instructors. During this meeting, the student and their instructor will discuss and determine how these approved accommodations will be provided. While it is not required, students are encouraged to share with their instructor any medical or other concerns they may have which they feel might be beneficial for their instructor to know.

For Further Questions

Email Accommodations@presby.edu

Presbyterian College
Academic Success Office/Accommodations
503 S. Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Dr. Amy A. Davis
Director of Academic Success and Retention
aadavis@presby.edu
864.833.8321

Dr. Daria Cronic
Coordinator, Disability Support Services
dtcronic@presby.edu
864.221.9910