Understand the process to submit a term request for approved academic accommodations in Accommodate.

Once you are registered with Accessibility Services and accommodations have been approved, you will submit a term request for the courses you plan to use your accommodations each term you are enrolled at Lawrence.

How to Submit a Term Request

Log into Accommodate each term and follow the posted instructions to submit a term request. Term requests take 3-5 days for Accessibility Services to process, so submit your term request as soon as possible at the beginning of each term. Approved accommodations will take effect only for current and future assignments and exams and will not apply to any work already completed or past due. 

Please request testing accommodations, if they are approved, more than one week prior to an exam date.

If you find you need additional or different accommodations after a course is underway, email Accessibility Services (accessibility@lawrence.edu).

Letters of Accommodation and Instructor Notification

Once your term request is processed, the Director of Accessibility Services will electronically send a Letter of Accommodation (LOA) via Accommodate to you and the instructors of the courses you request accommodation for. The LOA describes your approved accommodations for each course. Copies of your LOAs will also be in your Accommodate account.

After your LOA is sent to you and your instructors, you are responsible for communicating with your instructors about using your approved accommodations for the term. To practice the skill of self advocacy, you are encouraged to discuss your learning needs with your instructor so that your accommodations can be provided in a way that works best for you.

The Director of Accessibility Services can help you communicate with your instructors; email accessibility@lawrence.edu or stop by Room 234 in the CAS (located on the second floor of Mudd Library) for help.

Communicate with Accessibility Services

The Director of Accessibility Services may check in with you and the course instructor to see how the accommodations are working. If questions or challenges arise, please contact the Director of Accessibility Services right away so that issues can be resolved early in the term before they affect your academic progress.

Connect with Accessibility Services 

Get in touch with the Accessibility Services Specialist via email at accessibility@lawrence.edu or stop by Room 233 in the CAS, located on the second floor of Mudd Library.