Reasonable and Unreasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodation Examples

Academic Support: The Academic Support Center, located in Snyder 110 (inside the Library), is a student support center available to all students to receive the extra assistance they need to be successful. The center specializes in tutoring where trained student and faculty tutors are available by appointment at no charge for students.

Counseling: Personal counseling and career counseling are available through Student Development.

Equipment: Equipment to assist students who have visual, hearing, or learning disabilities may be available. Please contact the Disability Services Office for further information.

Note taking: The Disability Services Office can arrange for note taking services.

Parking: Students who are temporarily disabled or physically challenged and who require a special Handicapped Parking Permit should see Campus Police. Permits are assigned on a temporary basis. Individuals with permanent disabilities are required to contact the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles for a permanent tag or rear mirror sign.

Priority Scheduling: Early registration is available to students whose disability warrants the need for specific accommodations related to courses or classrooms, such as wheelchair access, time coordination, interpreters, or books on tape. Contact the Disability Services Office for further information.

Taping of Lectures: Students may tape lectures given in class. Recorders may be borrowed from the Disability Services Office based on availability.

Test Accommodations: Extended time and distraction-free testing rooms are among the accommodations that can be arranged through the Disability Services Office.

Tutors: Students are provided information regarding campus tutorials and labs. Individual tutors, when available, are provided for students whose disability affects their academic performance.

Other accommodations can be provided when the student submits appropriate support documentation.

Unreasonable Accommodation Examples

Accommodations request which are considered unreasonable if they:

  • Substantially alter the educational standards or mission of Stanly Community College
  • Fundamentally alter the nature of a program or course
  • Allow access to a program when a student is not otherwise qualified (with or without accommodations) to meet the academic and technical standards required for admission
  • Cause undue financial or administrative hardship (college-wide)
  • Be of a personal service in nature (i.e. personal aid)
  • Pose a direct threat to health or safety