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 (IDEAA) 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 (ARC) in the School of Continuing Studies (C129),, (202) 784-7366, before the start of classes to allow that office time to review their documentation and to make recommendations for appropriate accommodations, including note takers, materials in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, MP3, KESI, DAISY), extended time on tests, and interpreting/CART services, among others. The procedure for requesting an accommodation can be found at

If ARC approves and recommends accommodations, this office will provide the student with an official letter to share with instructors. Students are responsible for completing this process 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 if doing so would modify course or degree requirements considered essential of the program. Should questions or related issues arise, the student and instructor should work directly with ARC 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


Last updated 8/22/16

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