- What services does the DRS Office provide?
The DRS Office provides registered students with accommodations. Accommodations are established to provide opportunities for academic success and equal opportunity for students with disabilities to demonstrate their knowledge. Accommodations that may be provided include: testing accommodations appropriate for the disability, note takers, interpreters, adaptive equipment such as print enlarger, assistive listening devices, computer software and voice recognition, textbooks in alternative format, tutoring in math, reading, and English, and temporary accommodations for temporary impairments. For more information, see the accommodations link.
- How do I register?
In order to register through the DRS office, a student must provide documentation to the DRS office, as well as fill out a registration form.
- What documentation do I need?
The documentation must (1) verify the existence of a disability as defined under Section 504 and under the ADA; and (2) establish a clear connection between the accommodations being requested and the effects of the disability. For more information, see the documentation link.
- How do I get accommodations?
A student must first register with the DRS Office in order to receive accommodations. Once the student has registered with both the registration form, and submitted the documentation, an advisor will review the file. After the file has been reviewed, the student will be contacted by the advisor and made aware of what accommodations he/she qualifies for. Next, the student must stop in at the DRS Office and fill out a request for accommodations form. This form must be filled out each semester, as the advisor uses the information in order to make the Approved Academic Accommodations form. The Approved Academic Accommodations form is the form that the student takes to the professor to notify the professor of the accommodations the student will need for the course he/she is enrolled in. The Approved Academic Accommodations form does not state what the student’s disability is, it simply states the accommodations the student requires.
- Where can I get a Psycho-Educational Evaluation?
Unlike in high school, SCC does not provide the services for a psycho-educational evaluation. If a student requires a psycho-educational evaluation in order to provide proper documentation, the student must acquire the evaluation from a licensed professional. A student may speak to his/her personal doctor, or the DRS Office has contact information for doctors it has recommended to students in the past. It is important to note that prices vary, and come as a cost to the student. For more information on the psycho-educational evaluation, please check out the learning disability section on the documentation link.
- Is my documentation confidential?
The DRS Office functions under the laws of FERPA. The information provided may only be discussed with the student. However, if the student wishes to have the information released to someone else (i.e. a parent/spouse), the student must fill out a release of information form before the DRS Office will discuss any information with anyone other than the student.
- If I’m transferring to/from another school, does my documentation transfer?
The documentation that a student provides to the DRS Office at SCC, will stay on file at SCC for up to 3 years after a student is no longer attending SCC. If you transfer to another school, the documentation does not automatically transfer with you. However, if you are transferring from SCC to a different school and would like the DRS Office to forward your documentation, you must stop in and sign a release of information form, and provide the information for where you would like the documentation to be sent. If you are transferring to SCC from a school where you are already receiving accommodations, you may contact the school and have them send their information to the DRS Office at SCC.
- Can I schedule a meeting for general information?
The DRS Staff would be happy to meet with a student in order to discuss both services at the DRS Office, as well as at SCC in general. If you wish to schedule a meeting, please contact the DRS Office via phone in order to set up a meeting. If a student wishes to schedule a tour, they may schedule it by visiting this website: http://www.scottsdalecc.edu/admissions/visit-scc.