Welcome to the Accommodations Process at Menlo College
At Menlo College, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all our students. We understand that each student is unique, and that's why we offer a comprehensive accommodations process to ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive academically, regardless of their individual needs and challenges.
Our accommodations process is designed to be student-centered and aims to empower you to make the most of your college experience. Here's an overview of how the process works:
1. Schedule a First Time Intake Appointment
The first step in the accommodations process is to schedule an intake appointment through our user-friendly platform, Click Here. During this meeting, you'll have the opportunity to connect with our dedicated disability services team. Bring any relevant documents with you. If you are requesting an emotional support animal, please complete the ESA form.
2. Result of Intake Meeting
Following your intake meeting, one of two outcomes will occur:
Accommodation Letter Provided (2a): If it is determined that you require accommodations, you will receive an official accommodation letter outlining the specific accommodations that have been approved for you. This letter is a crucial tool for communicating your needs to faculty.
You Decide to Use Other Resources (2b): In some cases, you may be directed to other resources or support services that can assist you without the need for an accommodations letter.
3. Communication and Self-Advocacy
Once you have your accommodation letter, it's essential to communicate with your professors about your specific needs. We encourage self-advocacy, and this communication step is crucial to ensure that your accommodations are implemented effectively.
Testing and Distraction-Free Space
For students requiring testing accommodations, we offer a dedicated testing room to provide a distraction-free environment. Here's how it works:
Step 1 - Schedule your use of the testing room on the scheduling page.
Step 2 - Ask your professor to complete a testing instructions form so they can upload your exam or provide additional information. This form is locked for students to complete, only faculty and staff can access this form.
If your test is to be administrated by paper, the completed test will be delivered to the academic affairs office.