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Accommodation Services

Accommodation and Access support services for students with disabilities.

Application Process

New Students

1. Submit an an application and provide supporting documentation.

Before you begin your Application for Accommodations, you will need to have your Kirkwood Knumber and password. Click here to submit an Application for Accommodations and select "New Student Application." While filling out the online application for accommodations, you will be asked to upload documentation supporting your request to assist in determining eligibility for accommodations. Documentation may also be submitted by email, or fax to the Learning Services office. Please see the Documentation Guidelines for information on types of documentation we accept and information that will help determine your eligibility. 

If you need any assistance in filling out this application or obtaining documentation, please contact the Learning Services office at 319-398-5574.

2. Initial Meeting.

Once your application and documentation has been reviewed, you will be notified via email with instructions about scheduling an initial meeting with an Accommodations Access Advocate. At this meeting, the Accommodations Access Advocate will get to know you, and discuss supports and work to determine reasonable accommodations for you. Accommodation letters will then be delivered to instructors via email. 

3. Follow Up.

Contact your Accommodations Access Advocate with any questions or concerns regarding your accommodations and/or classes. They are here to support you! 


Continuing Education Courses, State Exams or High School Completion

If you need academic accommodations and are A) enrolled a non-credit course through Kirkwood's Continuing Education department  B) taking a State Licensure Exam through Kirkwood's Continuing Education department (e.g. CNA State Exam, Journeyperson Licensure Exam, etc.) AND/OR C) enrolled in the High School Completion program, fill out this Application for Accommodations and provide supporting documentation. 


Current Students 

Click here for information on How to Renew Accommodations

Documentation Guidelines

Documentation Guidelines for Submitting an Accommodations Request

 

Kirkwood Community College accepts the following types of documentation:
  • A recent IEP or 504 plan 
  • A psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation
  • A letter from a current physician, psychologist, counselor, or other licensed professional
  • Any relevant medical records
  • A Summary of Performance or Support for Accommodation Request Form (SAR Form)
  • A copy of an accommodation letter from a previous college or university

Documentation must include the following:
  1. Clear statement of the disability (e.g. diagnosis)
  2. A summary of assessment procedures and evaluation instruments used to make the diagnosis
  3. Describes how the disability impacts the student’s major life activities specifically  learning
  4. Summary of educational, developmental and/or medical history
  5. Recommendations of reasonable accommodations which are appropriate at the postsecondary level
  6. Must be typed, on an official letterhead, and must include a qualified professional’s credentials.

We will not accept any of the following as documentation:
  1. Handwritten letters from licensed professionals.
  2. Entries from patient medical charts.
  3. Information written on prescription pads.
  4. Information that is illegible.
  5. Self-evaluations.
  6. Information from non-professionals.
  7. Research articles.
  8. Documentation provided by a member of the student’s family

Submit all documentation to the Learning Services office.

Click the document below for a downloadable copy of the documentation guidelines.