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Office of Academic Access
(Disability Services)

At the Office of Academic Access you can disclose your need for accommodations confidentially. Whether your disability is visible, or invisible, physical, neurological or psychological, your needs will be discussed, evaluated and provided. If you had an IEP or 504 Plan in High School, you may be eligible for a Memo of Accommodations here at EMU. If you have not had accommodations before, but encounter barriers that you think may be disability related once you are here, the Office of Academic Access can offer simple screening tools, counsel, and a list of local resources for further testing and evaluation. 

Faculty and staff support individual students with reasonable accommodations in classroom policies and procedures according to documented needs. Faculty and staff also help students develop and use strategies that promote students' independence and personal success. 

Students request services using the button below.

Request ServicesTest/Exam Request Testing Procedures and Policies

What we do

  • Receive and evaluate documentation of disability.
  • Meet with students to discuss their disability and documentation.
  • Create a Memo of Accommodations in conversation with each qualified student, and facilitate sharing it with professors and other university divisions.
  • Liaison with professors and other divisions regarding implementation of accommodations.
  • Administer basic screening instruments for possible ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
  • Recommend resources for further testing and identification of disabilities.
  • Provide guidance and assistance in registering for standardized tests: VCLA, Praxis, NCLEX

EMU seeks to meet the needs of all admitted students. We are committed to provide both physical and programmatic access with reasonable accommodations for all qualified documented students who are served through the Office of Academic Access. Our policies for students with disabilities are consistent with the necessity of ensuring reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

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