Illinois Central College is committed to making the campus and its programs accessible to all students. Through the Office for Access Services, the college will work with students, staff and faculty to provide timely, equitable access to all aspects of the campus and programs offered. This will include, but is not limited to intake and review of disability documentation from students, working with students to make determinations for reasonable accommodations, coordinating services and accommodations and providing direct accommodations as needed.
Prospective students are welcome to contact the Office for Access Services to arrange a tour of the campus and discuss services. High school counselors and educators are likewise encouraged to contact the office during the Spring term to arrange for group tours for graduating Seniors.
It is the student’s responsibility to inform the college of any disability in which the student is requesting reasonable accommodations. This is accomplished by making an appointment with the Office of Access Services on campus and submitting supporting documentation.
It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation that shows the current impact the disability has upon access to the campus or classes. To accomplish this, students need to be knowledgeable about their disability so that they can discuss the disability and reasonable accommodation requests with the Coordinator of Access Services.
It is the student’s responsibility to request specific accommodations in a timely manner each semester for each class in which reasonable accommodations are requested.
It is the student’s responsibility to meet with each instructor individually and discuss accommodations for each class, each semester. The Office for Access Services will provide students with an Instructor Correspondence blue form for each class in which accommodations are granted to assist the student in this step of the process. Students are responsible for obtaining the Instructor Correspondence form from the Office for Access Services and notifying the instructor in a timely manner so that the instructor can assist the student with needed accommodations. When testing accommodations are needed, students should provide the form to the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Asking for testing accommodations one day prior to an exam is not timely by the student to the instructor.
It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements for testing accommodations by contacting the Office for Access Services at least two (2) days before the test is to be taken. For exams that will be taken in the Testing Center, students should contact the appropriate Testing Center at least two (2) days before the test is to be taken.