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The Center for Student Success helps fulfill the University’s responsibility to identify and maintain standards that are fundamental to providing a quality academic program while ensuring the rights of individuals with disabilities.


What are typical accommodations?


Typical accommodations provided by the Center for Student Success (CSS) include:

  • Extended time for tests
  • Reduced distraction environment for tests
  • Alternative format textbooks and tests – text to speech
  • Interpreters
  • Others are available according to individual need


How do I get accommodations while attending NGU?


    • Self-identify as a student with a disability
    • Request accommodations (must be submitted every semester) 
    • Present appropriate documentation of disability
    • Attend collaborative interview with Dr. Jo Garrett, Student Accessibility Coordinator
    • Student must present accommodation letters to instructor(s) and set up a time to discuss specific situation with each instructor
    • Return signed Professor Receipt of Accommodations to Dr. Jo Garrett

    What is the process for scheduling testing in the Student Accessibility Testing Center?


      • Schedule each test
      • Choose appropriate testing center option (desk, room number)
      • Select the day and time of your test
      • BEFORE booking your visit, click “add a message” to name your professor and course designation
      • Choose Book Visit
      • Confirm/create your account
      • View confirmation of your test schedule
      • Cancel if you are unable to make your appointment by going back to scheduling

      (Due to limited space, private testing rooms are only available for designated testers)


      What is an Academic Guide?


      Academic Guides are peer mentors available to students registered with Student Accessibility. Typically, students interested in having an Academic Guide must commit to meeting with the guide twice a week for the first month, and then as determined by the Student Accessibility Coordinator. Common topics that students explore with an Academic Guide include:

      • Improving time management skills
      • Examining learning style and determining best study strategies
      • Learning effective note-taking strategies

      What do I need in order to be eligible for Student Accessibility services?


      In order for students to be eligible for services, they must have a documented disability that impacts a major life activity (academic, physical, living, emotional, mental). In addition, students must meet the technical and academic standards of the institution, program, or course of study.


      Is my Individualized Education Program (IEP) appropriate documentation?


      An IEP is a document developed to assist special education students, based on input from school officials and parents/guardians in a K-12 setting public school system. Usually, the information it contains is insufficient for full accessibility services in the higher education setting. Students are encouraged to obtain appropriate documentation for higher education accessibility services according to their type of disability (for medical conditions, a medical doctor; for psychiatric conditions, a psychiatrist, therapist, clinical psychologist, or social worker; for specific learning disabilities, a psycho-educational evaluation from a school psychologist or a clinical Neuro-psychologist).

      For questions regarding Student Accessibility please contact Dr. Jo Ann Garrett via email at student.accessibility@ngu.edu or via phone at (864) 977-2022.