ADA Disability Accommodations

Tusculum University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or admissions.

Tusculum University makes available to qualified students with disabilities those reasonable accommodations or services as are necessary to provide such students with unrestricted access to the learning environment and the opportunity to demonstrate academic achievement.

Students must voluntarily disclose their disability and provide documentation signed by an appropriate professional to qualify services. Reasonable accommodations are offered at no cost to the student and are approved on a case-by-case basis. Examples of possible accommodations include:

  • Extended time on tests
  • Testing in a quiet low-distraction environment
  • Note taking Services
  • Assistive Technology training
  • Print material in an alternative format
  • Use of a basic four-function calculator
  • Permission to audio record lectures

Questions? Email: counselingandadaservices@tusculum.edu

How to Request ADA Services

1. Complete the Request for Services Form found here: Revised Request for Services_ADA_Spring 2020

2. Obtain documentation from a professional qualified. Guidelines for Documentation are provided below.

3.  Submit the completed Request for Services Form and the documentation from the qualified professional to Counseling and ADA Services at counselingandadaservices@tusculum.edu or Garland Library, Room 233.  Note: Requests that are sent incomplete are not reviewable, and a decision about accommodations cannot be made.

4.  Counseling and ADA Services will review requests in the order they are received and provide students with written notice about the status of their Request for Services in five (5) business days via email to their Tusculum email account.

Guidelines for Documentation

The guidelines are made available to students to share with the qualified professional who can document the need for disability-related accommodations.

Guidelines for Acquired Brain Injuries (TBI)

Guidelines for Communication Disorders

Guidelines for Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s)

Guidelines for Mobility Disabilities

Guidelines for Systemic Disorders and Medical Conditions.docx

Guidelines for Sensory Disabilities

Guidelines for Learning Disabilities

Documentation Guidelines for an Emotional Support Animal

Guidelines for ADHD

Guidelines for Mental Health Conditions