Semester Checklist

What to do When

Time to Schedule

  • Students receiving priority registration will be notified
  • Students requesting E-text from Disability Services, submit the request and receipt of purchase once your final schedule is determined.
  • Students needing classes relocated to an accessible location, interpreter/captionist services, E-text, Braille and tables put in classrooms, submit a request through the Student Access portal as soon as possible so there is ample time to make these arrangements.

First Week of Class

  • Arrive early to secure the best possible seating.
  • If using interpreters or captionists, save them a seat.
  • Obtain copies of syllabus, outlines, required texts, and faculty’s office hours. Organize each class syllabus, outlines, notes and calendar in a notebook.
  • Submit your Accommodation Requests and identify yourself to your instructors, preferably during office hours, to discuss accommodations. Do this early in the semester and no later than five business days prior to the examination date.
  • Manage any Notetaking responsibilities:
    • Request your Notetaking accommodation
    • Retrieve submitted notes through your Student online portal
    • Contact Disability Services if you have any concerns
  • If preferred, free carbonless paper is available for note takers in the Disability Services Programs Office in 122 Johnston Hall.

During the Semester

  • Make appointments to talk with instructors to monitor notes and progress. Do this at least once before an exam and again after the exam.
  • If you are taking computer-based testing in any testing not managed by Disability Services, present a copy of your eligibilities to the lab staff.
  • Take advantage of free services offered at the Center for Academic Success.
  • If you have concerns about your accommodations, report them to us as soon as possible.

At Mid-Term

  • If you receive a grade report, be absolutely sure that you are enrolled in every class listed on that report.
  • Students performing poorly for disability-related reasons should meet with their Disability Services coordinator.
  • Ensure your account has no holds that may affect registration for the next semester.
  • If you have more than three final exams in a 24 hour period, make arrangements with your instructors to have a test moved. This must be completed no later than the last day to drop/resign from the university.

Before Finals

  • Check your final examination schedule. Submit required exam requests online at least ten (10) business days prior to the exam date.
  • Talk with your instructors to find out if they foresee any problem in administering final examinations.
  • Thank your instructors for their assistance.