Registering with AccessAbility Services
There are three steps to registering with AccessAbility Services. The college will initiate requested accommodations and services after a student has completed all three steps and AccessAbility Services has determined that the student is eligible for disability accommodations in accordance with Section 504 and the ADA.
Step 1 - Register on ISIS
Login to ISIS and complete the "AccessAbility Services Registration Form" under the Academic Profile section. Please fill out all sections completely and submit the form once finished. Students should complete this form (rather than parents, guardians or counselors) unless they are physically unable to do so.
Step 2 - Provide Documentation
For disabilities in the category of sensory, mobility, psychological, ADHD, Autism or chronic health impairment, have your clinician fill out the Clinician Disability Certification Form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 413-538-2827.
If you have a learning disability, please submit your most recent psychoeducational evaluation.
If you were on a 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in high school, please submit a copy of your most recent plan.
Optional: If you are transferring from another college where you received disability accommodations, it may be helpful to include a letter from the disability office on the campus letterhead indicating what accommodations and services you received.
Step 3 - Schedule an Intake Appointment
Contact AccessAbility Services as soon as possible to schedule your intake appointment. If you are registering with AccessAbility Services when school is in session, you can come to the office for an in-person meeting. If you are registering when classes are not in session, you may schedule a phone appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please call 413-538-2634. Please note, it may take up to two weeks to schedule an intake appointment. Avoid waiting until the last minute
You may choose to have a parent/guardian, counselor or service provider present at your intake meeting to discuss ways to facilitate a smooth transition to the college.
Students are encouraged to register with AccessAbility Services by June 15th for fall admission and by December 1st for spring admission. While enrolled students may register with AccessAbility Services at any time, it is important to note that accommodations generally are not retroactive and some accommodations and services take several weeks to implement, such as note-takers, text in alternate format, interpreters and captioning.
Disability housing accommodation request deadlines are very important. Late requests for disability housing accommodations will be considered, but availability may be limited.
Incoming students - fall admission: June 15th, spring admission: December 1st
Returning students - fall placement: March 1st, spring placement: December 1st
In order to respect the independence and rights of persons with disabilities, the college initiates services only after voluntary disclosure of a disability, submission and verification of appropriate documentation of a disability, and a request for an accommodation following the procedures outlined above and in the student manual