Reasonable accommodations are not intended to eliminate a student’s disability, but to support the student’s own efforts to circumvent obstacles. Students are expected to meet the essential course and degree requirements. Accommodations are not substitutions for faculty academic decisions such as course content, grading, or syllabus requirements. These determinations are not within the jurisdiction of AccessAbility Services.
Disclosure of a disability is voluntary; however, it is important to note that the college is not responsible for providing accommodations to a student who has not provided appropriate documentation of a disability to AccessAbility Services and requested a reasonable accommodation in a timely manner.
Please note: disclosing a disability on the Mount Holyoke College application does not constitute registering with AccessAbility Services and will not result in implementation of disability accommodations or services.