In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Maryville College ensures that students with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in its programs and activities. The College encourages students to request accommodations for which they qualify.
Maryville College offers services and accommodations for qualified students through the Academic Support Center, which handles all requests for academic accommodations and makes referrals to other college units as needed. Disability Services is committed to providing timely, individual assessments of student needs and promotes self-advocacy among all students. Please contact the Disability Services in the Academic Support Center at 865.981.8124 to schedule an appointment. The office is located in Room 204, Bartlett Hall.
A student can request disability services two ways. First, the student may obtain the forms electronically and complete the Registration for Disability Services form and submit it to the Academic Support Center. (See link.) Second, the student may simply contact the Academic Support Center and schedule an interview 865.981.8124. Regardless of which method is chosen, both require submitting documentation of the disability or medical condition. This form needs to be completed by the professional who diagnosed the disability or medical condition.
Accommodations are services and/or technology that help students with disabilities navigate around disability issues. Accommodations are often found to be important in the student’s success in college. With appropriate documentation, as well as student desire, many services and accommodations are available at Maryville College. Note that our staff meets with each student individually and together determines accommodations that the student may need for the semester. For example of some of the accommodations students may request, often accommodations include but are not limited to:
• Extended time for tests and in-class assignments
• Alternative settings (reduced distraction area) for your tests and in-class assignments
• Use of a computer for text to speech capabilities, spell check, word process for exams
•Oral testing and scribe services
•Use of reading software and ability to scan textbooks for use with text to speech software
•Assistance with note taking for lectures
• Assistance with study skills and time management upon request
• Consultation by appointment about adjusting to the college environment, scheduling classes, accommodations
Each semester, make an appointment to meet with the staff to review your class schedule and determine accommodations that you may need for your classes.