How to Apply for Accommodations
Students who wish to apply for accommodations at Skidmore are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible following acceptance to the College. The Coordinator will evaluate application materials as they are received and early eligibility review will enable both students and the College to plan appropriately. This is especially important for students planning to request accommodations that require coordination, including interpreting services, text books in alternative format, and specialized assistive technology. To apply for accommodations students should complete the following steps:
- Submit an Application for Accommodation to the Coordinator of Student Access Services. Applications can be obtained by calling the office of Student Academic Services office at (518) 580-8150 or on our web site via the following link: http://www.skidmore.edu/accessibility/documents/StudentsWithDisabilitiesApplication.pdf.
- Request specific accommodations. There is space for requests on the application, so this step does not require an additional form. Students who have been recently diagnosed or may otherwise be unsure about what accommodation/s to request are welcome to consult with the Coordinator of Student Access Services prior to submitting an application;
- Submit supporting documentation. Specific documentation guidelines are outlined below, but in general documentation should verify a disability and validate the need for accommodations.