Students with a diagnosed disability who are enrolled in dual credit courses at Eastfield College may be eligible for services through the Disability Services Office. All dual credit students with a disability requesting accommodations must provide documentation of disability and be determined eligible through the Disability Services Office (DSO). Eligibility for services at the high school level does not always ensure that students will meet the criteria to receive accommodations in a college credit course. Additionally, college accommodations are not determined based on services received in the high school and may differ from course modifications provided on the high school campus.
Providing appropriate documentation of a disability and/or the need for access services to the Disability Services Office (DSO) is the responsibility of the student. Official reports documenting a disability must originate with an appropriate professional in the field. The documentation should be recent enough to reflect the student’s current status. In most cases, documentation should reflect an evaluation that has been done in the past three to five years.
Classroom accommodations are determined each semester based on course content and the need for services. Documentation must be submitted in a timely manner in order to receive services. It is recommended that students submit documentation of the need for accommodations at least one month prior to the start of the semester in which they are enrolling.
Documentation is evaluated by a review committee in order to recommend appropriate services and accommodations best suited to each individual student. Documentation submitted to the DSO is confidential and used solely for the purpose of identifying and coordinating appropriate accommodations to allow students full access to educational opportunities at Eastfield College.
Dual credit course location will determine responsibility for provision of academic accommodations authorized by Eastfield DSO. Specific accommodations on the high school campus requiring classroom personnel or technology will be authorized by DSO and provided by the high school. Accommodations for courses offered on an Eastfield campus will be provided by the college.
Students wishing to request accommodations in a Dual Credit class should contact the Disability Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-860-8348.