Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Academic Affairs

Students with Disabilities

The School of Continuing Studies proudly supports the role of Georgetown's Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action and does not discriminate or deny access to otherwise qualified students on the basis of disability. Depending on their documentation, students with disabilities may be eligible for reasonable accommodations and/or special services in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to contact the Academic Resource Center before the start of classes to allow that office time to review their documentation and to make recommendations for appropriate accommodations, including note takers, books on tape, extended time on tests, interpreting services and enlarged texts, among others. There is a procedure for requesting an accommodation as well as a list of possible accommodations available.

If the Academic Resource Center recommends accommodations, its office will provide the student with an official letter to share with professors. Students are personally responsible for completing this process officially and in a timely manner. Neither accommodations nor exceptions to policies can be permitted to students who have not completed this process in advance. In some instances, recommended accommodations might not be allowable by a professor if doing so would modify course or degree requirements considered an essential requirement of the program of instruction. Should questions or related issues arise, the student and professor should work directly with the Academic Resource Center to find an appropriate resolution.

The following organizations can help students, faculty and staff better understand disabilities and accommodations in higher education:

The Association on Higher Education and Disability

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

National Association of the Deaf

National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Institute of Mental Health

Office of Civil Rights

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