How to Request Academic Accommodations

Intake Screening Process

1. Student schedules to meet with a Coordinator of Accessibility Services via phone or e-mail. 

2. Student will complete an Application for Services (PDF) and bring form to their scheduled
appointment or orientation day.

3. Student brings approved documentation for intake process at first meeting with
Coordinator. Approved documentation includes the following:

  • Last IEP/504 plan from high school
  • Recent psychological evaluation
  • Letter from physician documenting disability with the following included:

A diagnostic statement identifying the disability (with the date of diagnosis).

Severity of the disorder (mild/moderate/severe).

Medication or treatment currently prescribed.

4. A Coordinator of Accessibility Services reviews the documentation and determines eligibility
according to guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

5. A Coordinator of Accessibility Services provides student with approved accommodation letters
after intake meeting for each enrolled course.

6. Student is required to obtain approved accommodation letters for each enrolled course
every semester, preferably prior to the beginning of the semester or within the first week of

Accessibility Services

Contact Information

James Weaver

Coordinator, Accessibility Services

Phone: (740) 351-3276

Michelle Patrick

Coordinator, Accessibility Services

Phone: (740) 351-3106

Fax: (740) 351-3047


Office of Accessibility Services

Student Success Center
Massie Hall, 1st Floor
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Office hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm or by appointment

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