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Identify yourself as a student needing accommodations for a disability by contacting the Director of Disability and Learning Services and provide professional verification of your disability. This may be brought to the meeting with the director or faxed or mailed prior to the meeting.
Students with prior diagnosis of a disability will provide testing and evaluation results dated no more than 3 years prior to the date of requesting accommodations at Concordia University at least 2 weeks prior to date of requested services.
The student will be required to obtain the
from the DLRC, discuss their approved accommodations with each instructor and/or staff member during office hours, and return the signed form to the DLRC within 2 weeks after instruction begins or becoming a client of the DLRC.
Students are responsible for clarifying and planning their accommodations with staff members and/or each of their individual instructors. Notify the Director of Disability and Learning Services of any difficulties in securing needed accommodations.
Notify the Director of Disability and Learning Services of any changes needed for accommodations, progress and concerns, and update all forms that need to be on file with the DLRC. Additional medical documentation may be required.
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to the DLRC at least 3 days prior to the testing date. Failure to do so may result in inability to test in the DLRC due to scheduling conflicts.
Notify the DLRC of any cancellations or changes at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of the accommodation. This applies to accommodations for tests, interpreting services, lab aides, or other specialized services, or technology related to academic classes, events, or labs. For non-academic events such as commencement or admissions, contact the office sponsoring the event to schedule or cancel accommodations. The DLRC may assist you in contacting the appropriate office.
Submit requests for alternative text, captioning, or interpreters at least 4 weeks prior to the date needed. Failure to give notice or provide detailed information may result in your accommodations being delayed or your request being denied.
Work with any government (Department of Rehabilitation, etc.) or private agencies/professionals that provide additional resources for documentation, financial aid, technology, or accommodation needs.
The student will abide by departmental, school, and university policies and academic regulations, as do all students.
Sit in front of the class in close proximity to the teacher.
School is your job! Go to your classes. Be on time. Be prepared. Be respectful of others.
Study with a classmate or group to get clarification and support.
If you have been approved for a note-taker, ask your instructor for assistance in finding a classmate who takes good notes. Take notes yourself to remain attentive and involved in the learning process.
Privately discuss the impact of your disability and appropriate accommodations with your instructor at the beginning of each semester, before each test, or as needed.
Meet with your instructor during office hours to discuss academic problems. He or she may be able to explain an unfamiliar concept, refer you to a tutor, or be willing to meet with you more regularly.
Find a quiet study area away from televisions, computers, cell phones, and friends.
Schedule short "stretch" breaks every 30 to 60 minutes during studying.
Schedule time studying throughout the day. Study first and socialize later.
Plan a realistic schedule. If reading or writing is a problem, do not schedule too many of these types of classes during the same semester.
Using flash cards or highlighting notes in different colors for different types of information may be helpful. Try using an approach that best suits your learning style.
Schedule a well-balanced day and week. Plan fun activities, get enough sleep, exercise and eat right.
When a class is difficult or you are getting behind, seek out the
, or contact the DLRC.
Pay close attention to the timeline for add-drop-changes and know that non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal from classes and will result in grades of “F.” The academic calendar is available on the
section of the CUI website.
Students are assigned an Eagles email account upon acceptance to Concordia University, Irvine. It is a student’s responsibility to check this email account on a weekly basis as this is the only email address that CUI utilizes to convey all information to students.
if you require medical or psychological services for an acute or chronic medical condition.
Take all medication only as prescribed by your doctor and get refills in a timely manner.