Steps to the Transition and Accommodation Process Rindge
Welcome to Franklin Pierce! The following information is for students with disabilities
who plan on utilizing accommodations while at Franklin Pierce University.
Step 1: Identify Yourself to the Center for Academic Excellence: Submit Documentation
- Submit current documentation of a disability directly to the Center for Academic Excellence.
Questions about documentation guidelines? Please call or email the Center for Academic
Excellence, information below.
- IEP’s and/or 504 plans from high school are not sufficient documentation to determine
disability and eligibility for accommodations.
- Depending upon the condition, documentation more than three years old may not be sufficient
documentation of a current disability. Please ask the Center for Academic Excellence, or review the condition-specific documentation guidelines on our website.
- Do not assume your high school has forwarded your documentation.
- Be sure to include your contact information.
Step 2: Eligibility Determination
- Beginning in mid-May, all newly submitted documentation for incoming students is reviewed
by the Center for Academic Excellence.
- If documentation is insufficient, you will receive a phone call or email describing
why and what is needed in order to determine disability status.
Step 3: Make an Appointment
- It is the student’s responsibility to connect with the Center for Academic Excellence and discuss the accommodations.
- Typically, students make an appointment with our office within the first couple of
weeks of the semester. However, the Center for Academic Excellence welcomes meeting with students over the summer if it is felt this would be helpful
to the transition process.
- At this initial meeting, the CAE works with students to determine what accommodations
are needed and reasonable within the context of the courses they are taking.
- Notification of Academic Accommodations forms are completed with the student outlining
what accommodations the student is requesting and approved for.
- Students are told to give these forms to each of their Faculty and are encouraged
to discuss the nature of their disability and how it affects their learning (within
their respective comfort zones). Note: Faculty are under no obligation to accommodate
a student until they are supplied with a Notification of Academic Accommodations form
generated through the Center for Academic Excellence.
Step 4: Stay in Touch
- The Center for Academic Excellence does not monitor student performance. It is expected that if a student is experiencing
personal, academic, and/or accommodation-related difficulties, that they will communicate
and seek assistance. They can always be reached via email, phone, and of course by
stopping by the Center for Academic Excellence.
Student Accessibility Services
Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.