Requesting Academic Accommodations
Disability is a valued diversity at the University of Maine. SAS collaborates with students and the campus community to discuss reasonable accommodations which creates a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning environment. With this view in mind students are encouraged to complete the following steps to request reasonable accommodations which includes completing an information form and sending documentation to our office. We recognize that there are some instances in which documentation may vary in a variety of ways, if you are concerned that you cannot provide documentation to our office prior to your initial meeting please reach out our office staff to discuss your concerns.
Process for Requesting Accommodations From Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
(Step 1) Student provides documentation of disability according to SAS guidelines.
(Step 2) Student makes appointment to meet with the Student Accessibility Services Professional Staff by calling, emailing, or stopping by the SAS office.
(Step 3) Student completes a SAS Information Form and submits it to SAS. Forms are also available by calling, emailing, or stopping by the SAS office.
(Step 4) Student meets with the Student Accessibility Services Professional Staff to discuss accommodation process and determine appropriate accommodations. Generally, accommodations are put in place from the time requested forward and are not retroactive.
- Once accommodations are determined students need only complete the Accommodation Request Form each semester and need not meet with SAS Professional Staff unless accommodation changes are being requested.
(Step 5) Student requests accommodation and fills out the Accommodation Request Form online with a SAS staff member.
(Step 6) SAS Office prepares the letter of accommodation and emails the student a PDF copy of the letter from SAS.
(Step 7) Student delivers the letter to faculty and discusses their accommodations with the instructor.
Disclosing Your Disability Without Requesting Accommodations
- Student completes a SAS Information Form. Forms are also available by calling or stopping by the SAS office.
- Student provides documentation of disability according to SAS documentation guidelines
- If desired, Student meets with SAS staff to discuss University resources
- Student put on SAS list to receive academic and scholarship information