Accommodation Process

*If you have submitted your online Accommodation Request Form, your next step is to email your Student Detail Schedule to the Abilities Office at abilities@csu.edu*

 

For all other students, please see the appropriate  Accommodation Request Process below.

Accommodation Process for the New Student

The Abilities Office communicates a student's approved accommodation via letters that are requested and delivered by the student to their instructors.  The letters include all of the classroom accommodations that are approved for an individual student.  The Abilities Office requires students to submit documentation in support of the accommodation requests.

Documentation serves two primary purposes:

  • It establishes that the individual is entitled to legal protections under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • It helps to determine what, if any, course design/environmental adaptations are necessary for the individual's equitable access to academic endeavors at Chicago State University

Documentation must meet the Chicago State University documentation criteria

Due to COVID-19, the Abilities Office handling most interactions virtually with documentation and communications completed via email, phone, and video conference.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with someone in the Abilities Office, please call 773-995-2380 or email abilities@csu.edu

 

Step-by-Step

  1. Use the link on the Abilities webpage to complete the Accommodations Request form
    • Once you have completed the form, be sure to check the acknowledgment box and select "submit request"
  2. The student emails a copy of your student detail schedule to the Abilities Office
  3. Submit your Verification of Disability Form and any relevant medical documentation (see documentation guidelines) to the Abilities Office via email or by scheduling an on-campus appointment.
  4. Once steps 1-3 are completed, the Assistant Director of Abilities will schedule and complete an intake interview with the student.
  5. After the intake interview, the student initials, and signs the Student Responsibilities Attestation document and emails it to the Abilities Office
  6. The Abilities Office completes file review and sends the student the Accommodation Agreement (please allow 2-4 business days for processing).  **The Accommodation Agreement IS NOT the Accommodation Letter and DOES NOT go to the professor.
  7. If the student agrees with the accommodations outlined in the agreement, the student returns the signed Accommodation Agreement via email to Abilities Office at abilities@csu.edu (or contacts the Abilities Office for corrections)
  8. The official Accommodation Letter is emailed to the STUDENT within 1-2 business days
  9. The STUDENT emails the Accommodation emails the Accommodation Letter to the professors (following instructions found in the email or here.

Accommodation Process for the Returning Student

The Abilities Office communicates a student's approved accommodation via letters that are requested and delivered by the student to their instructors.  The letters include all of the classroom accommodations that are approved for an individual student.  The Abilities Office requires students to submit documentation in support of the accommodation requests.

Documentation serves two primary purposes:

  • It establishes that the individual is entitled to legal protections under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • It helps to determine what, if any, course design/environmental adaptations are necessary for the individual's equitable access to academic endeavors at Chicago State University

Documentation must meet the Chicago State University documentation criteria

Due to COVID-19, the Abilities Office handling most interactions virtually with documentation and communications completed via email, phone, and video conference.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with someone in the Abilities Office, please call 773-995-2380 or email abilities@csu.edu

 

Step-by-Step

  1. Use the link on the Abilities webpage to complete the Accommodations Request form
    • Once you have completed the form, be sure to check the acknowledgment box and select "submit request"
  2. The student emails a copy of your student detail schedule to the Abilities Office
  3. The student reads, initials, and signs the Student Responsibilities Attestation document and emails it to the Abilities Office
  4. The Abilities Office completes file review and sends the student the Accommodation Agreement (please allow 2-4 business days for processing).  **The Accommodation Agreement IS NOT the Accommodation Letter and DOES NOT go to the professor.
  5. If the student agrees with the accommodations outlined in the agreement, the student returns the signed Accommodation Agreement via email to Abilities Office at abilities@csu.edu (or contacts the Abilities Office for corrections)
  6. The official Accommodation Letter is emailed to the STUDENT within 1-2 business days
  7. The STUDENT emails the Accommodation Letter to the professors (following instructions found in the email or here)