Pacific College is committed to providing equal access to all students, including those who qualify as persons with disabilities. While upholding this commitment, the college also expects all students to maintain the high standards of academic achievement and excellence that are essential to the integrity of the college’s mission. By advancing these aims, Pacific College ensures that its policies, practices, and procedures conform to federal, state, and local statutes and regulations.
To request accommodation for a disability, provide written documentation to the Director of Student Services regarding the nature of your disability and any considerations/ accommodations that may be necessary. Such documentation must: (1) be from an appropriate professional, (2) not be more than twelve months old and, (3) provide a clear understanding of how the student is presently functioning. The school’s confidentiality policy provides that only the appropriate school personnel access this information and it is stored in separate, confidential files. Except in instances of health or safety, information concerning the disability, accommodations, or documentation will not be released without written consent. Provide ample time when requesting a reasonable accommodation(s). Requests must be considered and arrangements made prior to the anticipated need for service/support. Pacific College cannot guarantee that appropriate accommodations/services can be put in place without sufficient lead-time to make arrangements. Whenever possible, please provide at least 60 days advance notice. The Director of Student Services makes determinations of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.