Request for Accommodations

In compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended, and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Kalamazoo College recognizes that qualified students who have diagnosed or identified learning, physical, or emotional disabilities are entitled to the same benefits from the educational programs of the college as non-disabled students. Kalamazoo College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities unless that accommodation imposes undue hardship or burden.

The request for accommodations process is grounded in working with students as individuals to meet their specific needs. The process to request accommodations is as follows:

  1. Complete the form below.
  2. Attach any relevant documentation. The more information we have, the better we can identify supports that may be helpful.
    • All documentation provided by a third party must be prepared by a person (not a family member of the student) who is qualified by professional training and practice to diagnose and treat the impairment leading to the disability. All letters must be signed, dated, and on official letterhead
    • Documentation must be current. Learning disability documentation should be dated within three years. Most helpful documentation establishes history, and describes current (adult-based assessment) skills, abilities, diagnoses, and identifies substantial limitations to one or more major life activities, as well as any recommendations.
    • If you have had a professional evaluation done, documentation that is helpful may include copies of MET testing, Summary of Performance with test scores, psychological reports, neuropsychological testing or other psychoeducational testing.
    • If the file containing documentation is large and you are unable to upload it to the form, please email it directly to dana.jansma@kzoo.edu.
  3. Once the form and documentation are received, you will be contacted via email by Dana Jansma, Senior Associate Dean of Students, to schedule a meeting to discuss your request in greater detail.

Kalamazoo College has the right to deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation demonstrates that the request is not warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation.  Please contact Dana Jansma, Senior Associate Dean of Students (269-337-7209 dana.jansma@kzoo.edu) if you are unable to access and complete the Request for Accommodations form or have any questions.