Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Disability Services FAQs
Where is the Disability Service Office located?
How can the Disability Services help me?
What does the term “accommodation” mean?
Who is eligible for services and "reasonable accommodation"?
How do I request Disability Services?
What can I expect from the intake appointment?
What forms do I need to bring for the initial meeting?
Does SJC provide or fund evaluations to determine if I have a disability?
Who will know that I have a disability?
What types of services and/ or accommodations are offered to Disability Services Students?
What is my role in making accommodations work?
Do I have to request accommodations each semester?
Do I have to pay for the assistive technology that I need?
Is there a due date for the Request for Services Form?
Why does my friend have the accommodation of extended test time but I don’t?
I have a disability but don’t need any accommodations. Do I need to notify the Disability Services Office?
How do instructors know I have accommodations?
I have the letters of accommodations to give to my instructors but I don’t think I need them for one of my classes. Do I still have to give them to the instructor?
I have a temporary injury that impacts my learning. Can I get accommodations?
Does the Disability Services Office provide tutoring?
I’m a dual credit student with an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) or 504 Plan. Doesn’t the college have to follow it?
Are there “special ed classes or “pull outs” in college?
I am having a hard time in my classes because English is not my primary language. Can I get accommodations?
What should I do if my accommodation needs are not being met?
What should I do if I have an academic dispute with my professor?
What should I do if I believe I’ve experienced discrimination because of my disability?
I have a disability but wanted to try classes without accommodations and now my grades are low. Can I get accommodations retroactively?
Are waivers or substitutions of courses that are required by SJC possible?
Could I be considered “too disabled” to attend SJC?
I need to take placement or licensing exams proctored by an outside agency. What do I need to do to obtain accommodations for these tests?
Do you have a question or concern that you don’t see listed here?