No. Students with disabilities go through the regular admissions procedures. The Office for Students with Disabilities does not have a role in students with disabilities' admission to HSU.
Federal regulations do not require the University to diagnose disabilities. It is the responsibility of the student to advise the University of any perceived disability and to assume all costs associated with obtaining an adequate diagnosis and documentation of such disability. Testing must be obtained through an appropriate off-campus professional. You can find a partial listing of local professionals on the Documentation Criteria page.
Applications for disability services and documentation criteria are available in the Office for Students with Disabilities. You must contact this office to get an application and find out what the documentation standards are for your disability.
No. Documentation of a disability furnished by the student is kept confidential and will be shared with University personnel only with the permission of the student, except as required by law. The student presents to appropriate faculty members written notification of the disability in the form of a Confidential Notification of Accommodations.
No. Students who receive reasonable accommodations do not receive a modified degree, they have earned the same degree as all other graduates of HSU. The same transcript and diploma is issued to all students. Accommodations are not noted on transcripts and/or diplomas.
No. Students must follow the HSU attendance policy which is outlined in the catalog. A statement concerning absences may be added to a letter of accommodation to explain circumstances to instructors, but excused absences are at the department's discretion.
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