Accommodation Policy for Students with Disabilities: Non-U.S. Campuses

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It is the policy of New York Institute of Technology to provide reasonable accommodations for students who are otherwise qualified but have disabilities, including learning disabilities, health impairments, and other disabling conditions. Possible accommodations include, but are not limited to, test schedule modifications, class relocation, and possible assistance in acquisition of necessary equipment. Admission requirements for disabled students are the same as for all other students. The Institution has an interest in helping students with disabilities to be competitive in this academic environment. Therefore, reasonable accommodations will be made upon proof both of disability and need for the accommodations. It must be understood that accommodations are meant to facilitate educational opportunities. Admission to NYIT and accommodations do not guarantee success. Students whose disabilities may require some type of accommodation must complete a request for accommodations form and an intake interview with their campus coordinator prior to the academic semester. Accommodations maybe requested at any time during the semester; however, accommodations cannot be applied to past failures, only to future academic endeavors. Appropriate modifications of accommodations will be worked out on a case- by-case basis and will not necessarily incorporate all requested changes. In addition to discussing appropriate educational modifications, the campus coordinator will serve as a liaison with other college faculty and administration on behalf of students with disabilities. Students, other than those receiving accommodations for a disability approved by the campus coordinator as, are prohibited from using electronic recording devices in the classroom without prior permission from the instructor. Students with disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of the following related services available to all students at NYIT:

  1. Individual, confidential counseling and advisement
  2. Academic monitoring, career counseling and general study skills, time management and goal setting assistance
  3. Referral to qualified resources for diagnostic evaluation of learning disabilities at the student's expense

NYIT does not offer students with disabilities the following:

  1. Diagnostic evaluation for disabilities
  2. Special classes
  3. A reduced standard for academic performance
  4. Exemption to graduation requirements
  5. Credit for effort in place of demonstrated competence in the content Students wishing to discuss or identify barrier problems, should contact their campus coordinator.