Northwood University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*. Here are some answers to questions about how Disability Services on your campus can help you.
What services do you offer?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) has a variety of accommodations for eligible students. These include:
- Testing in a quiet room with reduced distractions
- Testing with extra time
- Having quizzes, tests, and exams read through Kurzweil software
- Having a classmate serve as a volunteer note taker
- Using audio versions of texts on Kurzweil
- Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for dictating.
Who is eligible for accommodations?
Enrolled students who present appropriate documentation for disabilities that affect learning or access to learning are eligible for accommodations.
What documentation is required, and how do I provide it?
Students need to write to their physician or psychologist to have documentation mailed or faxed to the LRC Director. Content should include:
- All related test results
- All related diagnoses
- A description of how the disability affects learning or access to learning
- Recommendations for academic accommodations.
How do I obtain accommodations?
All students who need accommodations must meet with an academic advisor either during the first week of classes or at least two weeks before the accommodations are required. At the first meeting, you and your advisor will discuss your situation. Then, the advisor will begin to determine the accommodations for which you are eligible. You will also receive specific procedures for requesting accommodations during your studies at Northwood. Finally, you will sign a waiver allowing the advisor to make arrangements for your accommodations.
What other academic help is available?
Any Northwood student may participate in free programs offered through the Learning Resource Center. These include:
- Tutoring in accounting, writing, and mathematics during scheduled lab hours
- Learning software on reading, writing, mathematics, and English as a second language
- Guidance on study, time management, college reading, and test-taking skills through:
- Success Workshops on specific topics
- Individual Academic Support sessions by appointment
Where do I go for more information?
If you have any questions about our disability services, want to send documentation, or would like to arrange for accommodations, please contact us anytime.
Assistant Academic Dean
Church Family Administration Building
Phone: (989) 837-4213
*Northwood University is not required to provide accommodations which would compromise the standards of the curriculum or which would pose an undue financial or administrative burden to the department or university. Northwood University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. The University is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.