Process to Request Accommodations
At the post-secondary level, disclosure of a disability is voluntary. In general, documentation of disability should only be submitted to the Coordinator of Disability Services. Usually, students with temporary conditions (injuries) or short term medical or illness situations are not considered persons with disabilities and should review the information about making arrangements for temporary conditions.
- Complete and return the Disability Service Request and Release of Confidential Information Form [pdf] to the Coordinator of Disability Services in the Office of Academic Affairs.
Coordinator of Disability Services
Office of Academic Affairs
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
- The student must provide appropriate supporting documentation for both academic accommodation requests and non-academic (medical) accommodation requests.
- The appropriate College staff will review the documentation and the request and will notify the student of the outcome.
- The cost of providing the required documentation shall be borne by the student.
- The final determination for providing appropriate and reasonable accommodations rests with the College and is made on a case by case basis based on the supporting documentation.
Please refer to St. John Fisher College's Supporting Documentation Guidelines for Students with Disabilities for specific detailed information. The College's Guidelines for Documentation of Disability are adopted from the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).