Allen Community College is committed to assisting individuals with disabilities in achieving their educational goals with appropriate accommodations and services based on individual documented need. The Admissions Office on the Iola campus and the Student Services Office on the Burlingame campus, coordinate accommodations for Allen students who have a documented disability. Accommodations are provided at no cost to enrolled students on an individual basis and with respect for confidentiality. The College encourages independence and self-advocacy for students with disabilities.
Disabilities qualifying for services may include, but are not limited to: physical disability, health or medical disability, hearing disability, visual disability, learning disability, acquired brain injury, attention deficit disorder, mental/emotional disability, and speech disability.
To access accommodations:
- Students with disabilities should contact the Admissions Office /Student Services Office to schedule an intake interview. The interview will focus on how the disability affects the student and what accommodations will be needed.
- Students will be required to furnish appropriate documentation of their disability. The documentation must follow Guidelines for Documentation of a Disability. Documentation must include justification for the requested academic accommodation.
- The advisor will determine if the documentation is adequate to establish the existence of a qualifying disability and to support the requested accommodations.
- Students must request accommodations each semester, and requests should be made as far in advance as possible.
- Students must notify the advisor of any class schedule changes.
The advisor will serve as an advocate for students with disabilities, sharing information pertaining to accommodations with instructors.
Types of accommodations may include, but are not limited to: notification of instructors concerning needed accommodations, use of a note taker or scribe, use of tape recorders during class, course exam accommodations (e.g., extended time in a quiet location), use of a dictionary during tests, recorded textbooks/materials, sign language interpreters, large print materials, Braille materials, library accommodations, and assistive technology.
All requests for accommodations and services will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Factors affecting the program of accommodations and services will be dependent upon disability, documented need, and the compliance requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
For more information on the Iola campus contact:
For more information on the Burlingame campus contact: