Reasonable and Unreasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodation Examples

Academic Support: The Student Success Center, located in the Webb Student Center, provides an extensive array of academic support services. These services include faculty working individually with students, tutorial software, and peer tutoring.

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 Accomodations: 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