Initial Application Procedure
Students are responsible for initiating contact with the Disability Services Office. A Request for Disability Services and supporting forms may be obtained in Building F, room 254. Medical documentation, which substantiates the disability, must accompany the request for services.
The Disability Services Office will accept a current (within last three years) Individualized Education Program (IEP) as a provisional document for services for one semester only. Medical documentation must be provided if the student wishes to receive accommodation(s) for the following semesters.
A description of appropriate medical documentation is detailed in this document. No accommodation(s) will be given without appropriate medical documentation. If another evaluation is obtained after the initial intake or the disability has changed in some way, specifically worsened and/or limitations have increased, further medical documentation must be presented. It is the responsibility of Disability Services to arrange academic accommodations based on medical documentation, and it is the responsibility of each student to provide medical documentation upon request.
The College is not responsible for evaluation or re-evaluation expenses or any other expenses involved in obtaining required medical documentation. Request for accommodations must be made no later than two weeks prior to the start of classes of the semester for which the student is requesting services. Requests for services are not retroactive. Failure to follow Disability Services’ policies and procedures may result in delayed services or ineligibility for services.
The following documents may be submitted in person, by emails and/or by fax:
- Request for Disability Services
- Appropriate Medical Documentation (updated every three years)
- Disability Services Contract
- Voter Declaration Form (and Voter Registration Application if wanting to register to vote)
- Authorization to Release Medical Information Form
- FERPA Access Code Form
Application Procedure for Subsequent Semesters
After the first semester that he/she has qualified for Disability Services, each student is required to complete a new Disability Services application packet for each subsequent semester in which he/she is enrolled at BPCC. Once a student has submitted medical documentation for a particular disability, the student is not required to provide updated medical information for that disability each subsequent semester, as long as that medical documentation is dated within the last three years. However, if the student is seeking new and different accommodations, the college reserves the right to require updated medical information.