Accommodations and Testing Center
It is important to note that accommodations vary from person to person and are based on recommendations given by the diagnosing physician or licensed psychologist and/or therapist. The accommodations listed below, are therefore, not guaranteed for every student who registers with Disability Services, but are a general overview of some of the most common accommodations requested and provided at Transylvania University.
- Extended time on exams and use of the Testing Center
- Exam questions read-aloud
- Assignment extensions and modifications – i.e. modifying the length of an essay
- Note Takers –Note Sharers are on a volunteer basis only and students are not 100% guaranteed a Note Sharer for each class. If a Note Sharer cannot be acquired during the course of a semester, the coordinator of Disability Services will work with both the student and the professor to come up with a suitable alternative
- Exam modifications – i.e. modifying the length and format of an exam
- PDF versions of most text books
- Assistive technology in the classroom – i.e. recording of lectures for note taking purposes and using a word processor to type up any handwritten assignments
- Exemption from a foreign language – This is dependent on the student submitting a petition request to the Committee on Admissions and Academic Standards. The Disability Services Office supports this request with a letter to the committee. If approved, (this decision is not made by DSO) the student will be allowed to take courses as a substitute for foreign language credits.
Students who require residential accommodations must submit an application as well as supporting documentation (see How To Apply). Residential accommodations will be reviewed on a case by case basis and can only be offered to students who are live on University owned property.