- Contact the Office of Testing and Disability Services, located in Galloway Hall or
at (706) 737-1469 in order to arrange an appointment.
- On the day of or before your appointment, complete a New Client Intake Form. Provide appropriate documentation that includes a statement of diagnosis, how the
diagnosed problem impacts your ability to learn, and suggested accommodations in order
to validate your request for academic accommodations as well as a printed copy of
your class schedule for the semester requested.
- Documentation must be within the last five years and by a qualified health professional
such as a physician, audiologist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or neuropsychologist.
- If sending documentation prior to your appointment, follow up with Disability Services
to confirm that your documentation has been received. Based on your major you will
be paired with a Disability Services Coordinator that will help you obtain academic
- Upon completing your appointment follow all time deadlines and procedures necessary
to validate your academic accommodations as established by the Office of Disability
- Contact your designated Disability Services Coordinator prior to the beginning of
each semester in order to discuss any necessary changes in your accommodations and
to establish accommodations for current classes.
- Contact your Disability Services Coordinator immediately should you encounter any
difficulty or other concerns regarding your academic accommodations.
- Abide by the University's standards and guidelines for behavior in the Student Code
of Conduct guidelines (please refer to Jaguar Student Handbook and Academic Planner).
- Adhere to the Academic Honesty Policies as stated by the Augusta University Office
of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. (Please refer to AU's catalog)
Disability Services Responsibilities
- Review the student's documentation and meet with the student to determine eligibility
for receiving academic accommodations. Confer with other professional staff members
and approve accommodations as appropriate for each student.
- Meet with assigned student to discuss the approved accommodations and the procedures
necessary to maintain them.
- Research and prepare paperwork such as "Accommodation Letters" as necessary to facilitate
receipt of appropriate accommodations for which the student is approved.
- Assist the student with academic accommodations process.
- Assist the student in resolving problems that may occur in the testing accommodations
- Interact with AU faculty, staff, and non-AU professionals (such as DRS Counselors,
other colleges/graduate programs) on student's behalf as appropriate.
- Maintain records of interactions with students related to the administration of academic
PROCEDURE FOR RECEIVING ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS
Learn more about documentation requirements on the Disability Services page.