Austin College is committed to making reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
Arranging for New Accommodations
To arrange for accommodations, students must submit the online Accommodation Request form. Documentation in support of specific accommodation requests can be uploaded with the online request form, emailed, or delivered in person. For inquiries, please contact us at 903.813.2454.
Documentation must be on letterhead, dated, and signed by the diagnosing physician or evaluator. The report should include a description of the nature and severity of the substantial limitation to learning (or other major life activity), specific diagnosis, and recommended academic accommodations with a rationale to support them.
Semester Accommodation Renewals/Current Students
Each semester, students registered with Access Services must submit a Semester Request through their Accommodate portal. Faculty will receive their students' accommodation forms through their faculty Accommodate portal. Students are then responsible for discussing their approved accommodations directly with their instructors.
Emotional Support Animal (ESA)
Fall Term Timeline for ESA Applications: Students requesting approval to bring an ESA to campus must submit a completed ESA Packet/Policy
Please note that animals are not allowed on campus until approved.
The college reserves the right to change ESA policies and procedures without notice to ensure best practices for safety of the campus community.