How to Receive Academic Accommodations

Step 1: Collect Supporting Documentation

In order to receive accommodations at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the student will need to send a copy of his/her most recent diagnostic psycho-educational evaluations to the Office of the Provost, with the Request for Accommodation form attached. NOTE: While IEP and 504 Plans from high school are sometimes helpful, they alone are not sufficient documentation. Additional information regarding documentation can be found here.

Please send your documentation to:
 

Office of the Provost
1000 River Road T-RH2-09
Teaneck, NJ 07666-1914

You may also drop off the documentation to our office, located in Robison Hall 35.

Step 2: Receive notification of approved accommodations

When a student submits a request for accommodations to the Office of the Provost, The Campus Special Needs committee, comprised of faculty and staff knowledgeable in all aspects of disability support services, meets to review the application and documentation. The committee then submits to the Office of the Provost a list of appropriate accommodations, or a request for additional evaluative materials, if needed.  All requested accommodations and/or academic adjustments must be determined to be appropriate to the student's documented needs. The student will then be notified about what accommodations were approved by the committee, and instructed to come to the Office of the Provost with his/her academic schedule so that letters can be prepared that notify the faculty of the approve accommodations.

Step 3: Meet with the Assistant Provost to go over accommodations approved

Once the accommodations are approved, the student will meet with the Assistant Provost to discuss the accommodations and how they are implemented. It is important that the student brings  their current schedule so that the accommodation letter to the faculty can be approved.

Step 4: Pick up the accommodation letters from the Office of the Provost

Shortly after the student meets with the Assistant Provost he/she will receive notification to pick up the accommodation letters to the faculty. Please note that the Office of the Provost will not mail out or forward your accommodation letters directly to your home address or to the faculty members. The student must come to pick up his/her accommodation letters from the Office of the Provost located in Robison Hall 35 and give the accommodation letters to the respective faculty members.

Step 4: Give Accommodation Letters to Your Professors

Pick up letters from the Office of the Provost and hand deliver them to your professors. The process of hand delivering accommodation letters to your professors will allow you to initiate dialogue regarding your situation and particular needs with your professor. The accommodation letters do not disclose details of your disability.

It is strongly recommended that you provide your professors with letters of accommodation within the first two weeks of the semester. Accommodations will not be provided until your professor receives your accommodation letters. Accommodations are not retroactive.

Step 5: Monitor Progress and Ask if you need further assistance

As the semester progresses, it is your responsibility to monitor the progress in your classes. If you require additional assistance in ensuring the satisfactory delivery of your accommodations, contact the Office of the Provost immediately.

If you require academic assistance or additional support services, contact the office and you will be referred to the appropriate campus resource.

Step 6: Future Semesters  

You are required to come and pick up your accommodation letters each semester from the Office of the Provost. In order to facilitate this, you should bring your schedule to the Office as soon as you receive it for the next semester. If you are seeking changes to your accommodations, please feel free to contact our office. You can reach us at 201-692-2477 or email: mourton@fdu.edu