Frequently asked questions
What specific accommodations will Augustana provide me?
Augustana College is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all students. We provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. We try our best to offer accommodations similar to those students have received in high school. However, not all accommodations from high school will be offered at Augustana College.
For more accurate information, please provide us a copy of your IEP or 504 plan. If you did not have accommodations in high school, please make an appointment with the director of Student Success Services as early as possible to discuss potential accommodations at Augustana.
Will my professors, advisors, coaches, and residence life staff be notified automatically of my accommodations?
Students who qualify for accommodations will receive an accommodation letter. It is the students' responsibility to share this information with their professors, advisors, coaches, residence life staff, and any other members of the college as early as possible once the accommodations have been approved.
When requesting academic accommodations from your professors, you may either forward your accommodation letter to them or print a hard copy to give them in person. You are strongly encouraged to meet with your professors before or after class or during their office hours to discuss your needs.
Is there a testing center?
Augustana does not have a testing center. When students seek testing accommodations (or any accommodations) from faculty, faculty arrange for them to take the test. In few instances, the director of Student Success Services may assist faculty in proctoring the test. Having a conversation with your professors in the first week of the term and again at least seven days before needing the accommodations will ensure you are able to get the accommodations you need.
How long does it take for accommodations to be approved?
Once all necessary documentation is provided, the request may be approved within 1-2 days.
Is there a deadline to submit a request for accommodations?
We accept requests throughout the year. However, students must submit their request and provide documentation in advance to allow time for our office to review and approve the request.
What do I do if my professors do not adequately provide me the accommodations?
Augustana College is committed to students receiving appropriate accommodations necessary to learn and succeed. Professors must provide students with accommodations if the accommodation letter is presented to each professor in the first week of the term and at least seven days prior to needing the accommodations. If a professor refuses to provide academic accommodations, please contact the director of Student Success Services for immediate assistance.