Academic accommodations are designed to ensure access to course content and programming while mitigating disability-related functional limitations that may adversely impact a student’s ability to fully participate in a course or show mastery of content during routine course work and examinations.
Accommodations do not guarantee academic success; the student is still responsible for:
- learning subject knowledge
- demonstrating mastery of content
- satisfying the essential requirements of courses
- showing progression toward major
- meeting the same demands required of all students
Student Disability Resources engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis. We may consider reasonable alternatives to accommodation requests, though consideration is given to a student’s preference.
Examples of possible academic accommodations include additional time allotted for exams and quizzes, reduced distraction exam testing sites, note-taking assistance, alternative textbook and course materials, assistive technology, and temporary impairment.
Accessible transportation and parking options are available for individuals with state-issued accessible parking placards or license plates. For a temporary accessible parking permit, please contact Health Services at 570-385-6248 or [email protected].
Penn State Housing and Food Services (HFS) provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities so that they have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy University housing. Housing and Food Services has an established protocol for requesting housing accommodations.
Description of service, emotional support, and therapy animals; what is allowed on campus; and how to go about requesting to have an assistance animal on campus with you.