20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog


10.38. Statement on Learning and Physical Disabilities

Bacone College accepts students with learning and physical disabilities and provides reasonable accommodation to help them be successful. Depending on the nature of the disability, some students may need to take a lighter course load and may need more than four years to graduate. Disability accommodations in higher education are approached differently than in grades K-12, and colleges and universities are not obligated to provide the same accommodations provided by a previous school. For details from Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 regarding Documentation Guidelines, Burden of Proof, Individualized Accommodations, and Guidelines, See Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Students needing accommodation should apply as early as possible, usually before the semester they plan to attend classes. Students need to identify and document the nature of their disability which usually consists of results from testing done by a psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor and/or other qualified licensed individuals. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the College with the appropriate materials documenting the learning and/or physical disability. The documentation needs to include a recommendation for accommodations from the qualified licensed individual. The College does not provide assessment services for students who may be learning disabled nor does the College have structured programs available for students with emotional or behavioral disabilities. For information regarding learning or physical disability accommodations please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.