Reasonable accommodations are determined on an individual basis after considering the specific disability and documentation of functional limitations in accordance with the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In order to access these rights, it is the student's responsibility to self-identify as a student with disabilities and register with ODS. Please note that all requests should be submitted by the student. It is the student's responsibility to request academic or University accommodations to adhere to the institution's accommodation procedures and to actively participate in the process.
To Register with ODS:
In the context of higher education, reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments in the academic environment that enable a qualified student with a disability equal access to the university’s programs, courses, services and activities.
Providing accommodations does not compromise the essential elements of a course or program, nor do they weaken academic standards. A reasonable accommodation cannot fundamentally alter the core learning objectives of the course, program, service, job, or activity. They provide an alternative way to accomplish the requirements by eliminating or reducing disability-related barriers and providing a level playing field for students with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation cannot fundamentally alter the core learning objectives of the course, program, service, job, or activity.
Students Registered with ODS
If you have already registered with ODS, please ensure that you have requested an accommodation letter for your current courses by logging into the ODS Student Portal.
Only students with disability accommodations have access to the Testing Center. Students with accommodations may schedule their upcoming exam. Testing Center hours are by appointment only.
The University has developed a voluntary process for students with disabilities that feel they would need assistance in an emergency preparedness situation. This process will officially notify the University and register the individual; this will help the University prepare and assist the individual in case of an emergency. This is for anyone with a permanent or temporary disability who needs assistance. There is no timeline for anyone who wants to voluntarily register.
Our goal is to protect our campus community and make sure every individual is prepared in case of an emergency. Please contact ODS for more information and to register.
The Johnson Scholarship can offer significant financial assistance to qualified individuals. Below you will find a list of specific requirements for applying to this program, as well as the application packet. The packet requires a FAFSA form to be submitted by the required deadline at the FAFSA website. All other materials must be submitted by April 14th to the Office of Disability Services.
Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for scholarship selection:
Please see the Johnson Scholarship application forms below for more information.