Requests for services from students with disabilities, including requests for academic accommodations and auxiliary aids, are not approved retroactively. Services begin with the opening of a confidential file based on eligible documentation (see documentation guidelines). Availability and implementation of accommodations that may be approved for individual student usage begin with the receipt from SDRC of accommodation letters and the return to SDRC of accompanying signed contracts from individual faculty instructors.
Students identified as eligible for accommodations will not be permitted to seek retroactive use of accommodations at the time eligibility for services is established. Likewise, students who fail to use their accommodations are not permitted to request faculty to provide them retroactively. Instructors are not required by law to provide retroactive accommodations to any student at any time.
Last updated: 6/30/2013