Remote DS Procedures:

In response to COVID-19 and our collective commitment to prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty at North, most classes are to be delivered online or in alternative formats for the duration of Summer and Fall quarters.

During this time, students will have limited access to on-site services. As a result, some services will not be available or will be offered in different ways, in accordance with local, state, and national guidelines.

Please note, effective Nov. 6, Student Services offices will be closed on Fridays at noon for ctcLink statewide technology conversion training.

Testing:
All exams will be administered remotely, unless otherwise specified.

Faculty are to work with student’s receiving testing accommodations directly to ensure this adjustment is adhered to and provided, as specified in their Letter of Accommodation (LOA). During remote operations, student’s will not be required to submit the Testing Center’s Test Tracking Form. Arrangements will be coordinated with the specific student and adjusted by faculty, as needed.

Submitting Documentation:
All medical and academic documentation must be submitted to Disability Services electronically. Please email such information to ds@seattlecolleges.edu or to the Director of Disability Services, Dr. Josef Mogharreban: josef.mogharreban@seattlecolleges.edu.

Access Planning Meeting:
To receive services, students are required to meet with the DS Director to conduct an Access Planning Meeting (APM) to discuss the ways in which a student’s documented disability impacts their academic performance and to identify appropriate accommodations and/or auxiliary aids.

At this time, all APM’s are conducted remotely through Zoom. Once documentation has been submitted, please contact DS to schedule an Access Planning Meeting with DS Director. Appointments can be made by either calling the DS office at 206.934.3697, emailing the DS office at ds@seattlecolleges.edu.

Frequently Used Documents:
New Student Information Form
Release of Information
Request to Renew Accommodations
ASL Request Form

Current DS Students

Next steps: So your accommodations were approved… what next?

Each quarter students wish to use services they are required to request a new copy of their Letter of Accommodation (LOA).

Students can do this in a few ways:

Once requested, Disability Services staff emails LOA to students and cc’s faculty.

  • Students are not required to complete an intake each quarter or meet with Disability Services staff in order to request new copies of their Accommodation Letter.

The biggest thing to remember is just because you have approved accommodations, doesn’t mean you have to use them. Depending on the context of the course and various supports available you may not need or want to use specific accommodations every class. That said, if something isn’t working or your needs are not being met, come talk to us, we might be able to switch things up and find something that works better.

Transferring Records

For students interested in exchanging information regarding their documentation (e.g., medical records, Letter of Accommodation) to another college or university, please complete the Release of Information form.