St. Mary’s offers accommodations similar to those offered by colleges, universities, ACT, and College Board (SAT). Students who request accommodations or enter St. Mary’s with an Accommodation Plan from a previous school must provide one of the following:
A letter from a medical doctor explaining the diagnosis with a *DSM-V code and recommendations for academic accommodations. The doctor’s letter must be dated within the last three years.
A written report of a completed psycho-educational evaluation for cognitive and academic functioning through a licensed provider and have a completed report diagnosis with a *DSM-V code and recommendations for academic accommodations. Testing must be within the last three years.
St. Mary’s offers the following accommodations in classes, if one of the above criteria is met:
Access to an alternative quiet testing room.
Extended time on tests (1.5 X Normal).
Access to a computer for writing in Resource Center.
Access to a computer with text to speech software (student provided).
A copy of class notes provided by a teacher or peer as needed.
Note: Doctors and other evaluators may make recommendations based on their evaluation other than what is listed. However, St. Mary’s is only able to provide the accommodations listed above.
*Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition