Examples Of Reasonable Accommodations

The following are examples of reasonable accommodations based on areas of study.

Courses

You may request accommodations for Excelsior College courses providing that they do not compromise the validity or content of the course. Examples of course modifications include:

  • Extended time for testing and assessments (time and a half or double time)
  • Provision of alternate print or presentation formats, i.e. books on tape or electronic file, scanned text, enlarged print, Braille
  • To the extent possible, Excelsior College will maintain a barrier-free Web environment

Programs

  • If you have hearing or speech disabilities, the College provides TTY to facilitate telephone communication with the College.
  • The appropriate faculty will consider requests for substitution or waiver of specific degree requirements, if that substitution or waiver does not alter the academic integrity of the degree. The College is not required to substitute courses or examinations considered fundamental to the academic program, but it will consider possible course or examination substitutions (if disability proves to be a barrier to fulfillment of the course or examination in question). The faculty will consider the feasibility for available alternatives and determine whether a course or examination substitution is possible without lowering academic standards or requiring substantial program alteration.
  • To the extent possible, the College will maintain a barrier-free Web site.

Examinations

The College will modify the testing conditions for Excelsior College Examinations, if the modification does not compromise the validity of the examination. Examples of test modifications may include:

  • Additional testing time
    • Time and a half
    • Double time
    • Scheduled breaks
  • Assistance
    • Reader
    • Recorder
    • Special mechanical devices (limited)
    • Accessible work stations
  • Format
    • Braille examination booklet
    • Large print examination booklet
    • Large print answer sheet
    • Sign language interpreter (spoken instructions only)
  • Separate Room

Contact

Phone: 844-427-4356
Email: ACS@excelsior.edu
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