Possible Accommodations

The Student Success Center provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Students must self-disclose to receive services, which is voluntary. If you are interested in receiving accommodations, please contact Jeff.Merkle@augie.edu at 605.274.4631.

Services are highly individualized, based on need, and vary depending on the essential components of a course or program; they may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Preferential seating
  • Priority registration
  • Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Textbooks in alternate format
  • FM systems or other equipment
  • Extended time on test
  • Less distracted exam locations
  • Peer note-takers
  • Accessible desks/classrooms/furniture
  • Study strategies, time management assistance, and organizational planning
  • Other ongoing academic support

Some accommodations, such as securing alternate texts, require advanced planning. Accommodations are also not retroactive. For these reasons, we encourage you to contact us as early as possible. Learn more about providing documentation and requesting accommodations.

Accommodations for Specific Housing Requests

Dean of Students housing requests (single housing rooms) or exceptions to the current pet policy are considered in cooperation with Residential Life in the Office of Student Affairs. Augustana has limited housing space dedicated to single living; however, priority will be determined by the documentation received and the specific needs of our students. Please contact Jeff Merkle, Director of Accessibility at 605.274.4631 or jeff.merkle@augie.edu.