For Current and Prospective Students
Registering for Disability Services
Students with disabilities apply to the college through the established admissions procedures that are required for all prospective students.
- Students submit an application and follow admissions procedures for the desired program.
- Students will take the placement test, if required.
- If accommodations are needed for the placement test, a student must notify Disability Services and submit disability documentation prior to scheduling the test.
- Students may contact Traci Swaringen, Director of Counseling and Special Services, at 704-991-0238 to schedule a meeting.
- Students will be asked to bring completed intake form as well as provide required disability documentation to the initial meeting.
- Documentation guidelines are listed here.
- If documentation is unavailable or outdated, it is not the responsibility of Stanly Community College to fund a disability diagnosis. Resources for documentation will be provided by SCC.
- Following the meeting, documentation provided will be reviewed.
- Accommodations will be determined and discussed with the student either by phone or a face-to-face meeting.
- A Faculty Accommodation Letter will be provided to the student listing the accommodations
for the upcoming semester.
- Disability diagnosis and information shared with the Director will be kept confidential.
- It is the student’s responsibility to deliver the accommodation sheet to their instructor(s) and/or testing coordinator if applicable.
- The student will meet with his/her instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester to discuss individual testing accommodations and make appropriate arrangements for testing.
- Students are encouraged to initiate the request process 30 days prior to the beginning of a semester or class. All attempts will be made, but without minimal advance notice, SCC cannot ensure all appropriate accommodations can be accomplished prior to the first class. Reasonable accommodations are not retroactive. Information provided by a student is voluntary and appropriate confidentiality is maintained.
- Accommodations letters are valid for one semester. Students must meet with the Director each semester to review accommodations and receive an updated letter.