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Accommodations & Services



Reasonable accommodations are modifications to a course, program, service, or employment that do not fundamentally alter the course or program. Appropriate accommodations are determined through the individual intake appointment by reviewing documentation, discussion with the student, and evaluating the essential requirements of a course or program. After the intake appointment, a student will have approved accommodations available for use at their discretion.

Please Note: SAS does not provide services of a personal nature such as attendant care, homework assistance, and typing services.

While accommodations are determined on an individual basis, below are some examples of commonly approved accommodations.

  • Assistance with Note Taking
  • Extended Time for Test Taking
  • Flexibility with Spelling or Grammar Errors
  • Materials in Alternate Format
  • Reduced Distraction Location for Test Taking
  • Reader for Exams
  • Scribe for Exams
  • Tape Recording of Lectures
  • Use of a Non-Graphing Calculator
  • Use of a Word Processor for Essay Exams

To understand how to request accommodations each semester as well as policies and procedures regarding specific accommodations (such as exam scheduling), please refer to the "Policies and Procedures" page or review the Student Accessibility Services Student Handbook.



SAS provides some services in cooperation with other departments on campus and may make referrals for specialized services. There are two services that students with disabilities are eligible for only after completion of the registration process: priority registration and paid tutoring. Below is a description of services for students with disabilities.


Priority Registration

Priority registration is a service that assigns an early registration date for students with disabilities. It does not entitle students to a seat in classes with full enrollment, but priority registration is provided so that arrangements for services and auxiliary aids (such as preparing textbooks in alternate formats and scheduling real time captioning) can be made in advance and that courses may more likely be scheduled around any medical needs. Please note: Priority registration will not override holds on student records that block registration such as outstanding fines or unpaid bills and does not guarantee registration in a course that is already full.


Peer Tutoring

Through the Academic Advancement Center's (AAC) TutorReferral System, peer tutors are available for many undergraduate courses. Students who are registered with SAS are eligible to receive up to four hours of tutoring per class each week, a service paid for by the AAC in conjunction with SAS staff. Please note that the AAC cannot guarantee availability of tutors for all requests. However, every effort will be made to secure a qualified peer tutor. More information regarding tutors is available at www.ohio.edu/tutoring.