Making Accommodation Requests
Students are encouraged to open a file with Disability Services prior to the semester for which accommodations are needed. Opening a file is typically necessary to request/receive reasonable accommodations. Residence life requests can be submitted after a student is admitted to the university. These requests can take more time to process; therefore, incoming students are advised to submit their requested accommodation to Disability Services at the time they submit their housing application to Residence Life to allow time for processing. More detailed information is located on the Disability Services website: https://www.ndsu.edu/disabilityservices/residence_life/
About Academic Accommodations
While students are encouraged to visit with their instructors about accommodation needs in the classroom, instructors are not required to permit or implement accommodations based on disability if the accommodation has not yet been approved through Disability Services. Accommodations are not retroactive, making it important to complete the eligibility process before specific requests are considered. For students whose limitations or symptoms fluctuate or go into remission, it’s advisable to open a file even if accommodation needs are not an immediate concern since waiting until symptoms surface may increase the chances a student will be without accommodations when they’re needed.