Regional Campus Students

Overview

The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) engages in an interactive process with each student and determines accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case, course-by-course basis. Depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student's disability, they may be eligible for reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Accommodations and services are available to students attending Storrs and all of the regional campuses including Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and the School of Social Work. Students at the School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine should refer to those specific websites for information regarding requesting accommodations.

 

Procedure to Register and Request Accommodations at a Regional Campus

1: Register online with the CSD by logging into the student MyAccess portal at https://myaccess.apps.sa.uconn.edu/ OR click here:

Your NetID and password are required for registration.

A paper version of the online registration form is available here: CSD Accommodations Request Form.pdf. Mail or fax completed forms to the CSD (mailing address, and fax listed below).

2: You will receive an email confirmation to your UConn email account from CSD-MyAccess once registration is complete. This email includes a link to a Student Self-Report Form. Complete and submit the form electronically by clicking the blue Submit button at the bottom of the page. Use the form to provide us with information regarding your condition and how it affects you.

3: Provide documentation regarding your condition(s) to the CSD, which explains the need for accommodations. Guidelines for documentation are available here: Documentation Guidelines. You should share the Documentation Guidelines with your treatment provider who can best describe the nature of the condition(s) and how it affects you.

  • Documentation may be submitted confidentially by any of the following methods:
Upload through MyAccess: https://myaccess.apps.sa.uconn.edu/
By E-mail: myaccess-csd@uconn.edu
By Fax: (860) 486-4412
In Person: Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204
By Mail: Timothy Smagacz
Center for Students with Disabilities
University of Connecticut
233 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4174
Storrs, CT 06269-4174

4: Contact your Regional Campus Coordinator to schedule an appointment. Once you complete the online registration in MyAccess, an email will be sent to you from CSD-MyAccess with the name and contact information of your Regional Campus Coordinator. Call the number listed in the email to schedule an appointment (either in-person or over the phone) with your Regional Campus Coordinator to discuss your request for accommodations.

5: You will receive an email notification from your Regional Campus Coordinator regarding the outcome of your request for accommodations.

6: If approved for accommodations, your Regional Campus Coordinator will communicate these accommodations to the appropriate offices on campus. For academic accommodations, your Coordinator will draft your accommodation letters and email you and your Teaching Professionals (faculty, teaching assistants, etc.). You can view your completed letters in MyAccess.

You are responsible for notifying your Regional Campus Coordinator if:

  • You add or drop a course (new accommodation letters will be created for added classes when you notify your DSP of your class schedule change);
  • Your condition or its impact on you changes during the semester;
  • You need to discuss your accommodations or request new accommodations;
  • Your approved accommodations are not coordinated in a timely manner.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process or technical issues while registering through MyAccess, please contact Timothy Smagacz at myaccess-csd@uconn.edu or (860) 486-2020.

Procedure to Request Accommodation Letters at a Regional Campus

1: Log into the student MyAccess portal at http://myaccess.csd.uconn.edu OR click here:.

2: When you arrive at the Welcome page, click on the button labeled ‘My Accommodations and Letters.’

3: On the ‘Your Accommodations and Letters’ page, click on the ‘Request a letter’ link for any course in which you will need to use your approved accommodations.

4: Select from the list of your approved accommodations those accommodations that you will need to use in that course. Be thoughtful about the accommodations for each course that you will need. For example, do you need notetaking assistance for a lab? You may include a message for your provider about the accommodation or course.

5: Click on the 'Email my Regional Campus Coordinator' button when you are finished.

6: Back at the 'Your Accommodations and Letters' page, repeat steps 3-5 to request accommodations for each of your courses in which you will use your accommodations.

7: Contact your Regional Campus Coordinator if you need to discuss your current accommodations or to request new accommodations by searching their name and/or department in Nexus: www.nexus.uconn.edu or emailing your Regional Campus Coordinator directly.

Your Regional Campus Coordinator will generate your letters and email a MyAccess link to them to your faculty and TA’s. You will be included on this email to your faculty and TA’s.  The ‘Status’ column will indicate when your letters have been created. You will be able to view your accommodations letters in the ‘Letter’ column when they are complete.

You are responsible for notifying your Regional Campus Coordinator if:

  • You add or drop a course (new accommodation letters will be created for added classes when you notify your Regional Campus Coordinator of your class schedule change);
  • Your condition or its impact on you changes during the semester;
  • You need to discuss your accommodations or request new accommodations;
  • Your approved accommodations are not coordinated in a timely manner.

Procedure for Scheduling Exams at a Regional Campus

Procedure for Scheduling Quizzes and Exams with CSD at Regional Campuses:

All exams taken at the CSD are to be taken during the scheduled time of the class unless there is a specific conflict. The CSD is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. If your quiz/exam will go beyond 5 pm, please discuss your options with your instructor and CSD.

*Remember, requests must be submitted to the CSD at least one week (7 days) in advance of the quiz or exam in order to ensure sufficient time to provide your accommodations. Late requests may not be accommodated.* 

Procedure:

  1. Request your accommodation letters from your Disability Service Professional (DSP). You will not be able to submit an online exam request if you do not request your accommodation letters first.
  2. Complete and submit Exam Administration form online here: (LINK TO fill in FORM)OR email or stop by your Regional Campus CSD in order to pick up a hard copy.
    1. Consider the type of exam when selecting the accommodations you require (i.e. multiple choice, essay, etc.)
    2. Be sure to be in contact with your instructor in advance to notify them and/or request an alternate preferred exam day/time.

The CSD will review your request, send the completed form to your instructor for verification, and schedule the exam. Approximately one week prior to the exam, you will receive a confirmation email with exam information (time, location, exam details, etc.).

REMINDER: Academic misconduct will result in your being ineligible to take your exams at the CSD, and all future exams will need to be scheduled with your faculty or TA. 

Please contact your DSP or Regional Campus Coordinator if you have any questions or need to make any changes to your exam request.