Requesting Accommodation Services
If you are a student with a disability and would like to be considered for accommodation services, please follow the steps listed below:
- If you would like to inquire about disability services at King’s, contact the Student Success Coordinator (SSC). Inquiries are welcomed from prospective students and current students alike.
- Fill out a Self-identification form for Students with Disabilities and submit it to the SSC. Forms can be found here or in the Student Life Office.
- If you have documentation, make sure it is current (learning assessments completed under the age of 18 are current for 4 years; learning assessments completed over the age of 18 are current for the entirety of adult life). If it is not, make arrangements to be reassessed by a qualified professional. Be aware that proper documentation related directly to the disclosed disability is required from all students seeking academic accommodation.
- If you are unsure of your specific documentation requirements, or if you do not have documentation, contact the SSC for clarification.
- Submit documentation to the SSC by email or mail to ensure confidentiality.
- Once the self-identification form has been submitted and proper documentation is in place, contact the SSC to set up an appointment to discuss your accommodation options. If the SSC has not yet received your documentation, be sure to bring it along to your meeting.
- If your accommodations require financial assistance, fill out the appropriate funding application given to you by the SSC and return it in a timely manner. The SSC will complete your application and send it to Student Aid Alberta on your behalf. Be aware that applications for funding can take several months to process, so the sooner you apply, the better. Some accommodations may not be administered until funding has been received.
- Be in regular conversation with the SSC to ensure that accommodations are meeting your academic needs in an appropriate manner.
It is important to note that accommodations vary from person to person and may also require amending during the academic career of a single student. The process for determining appropriate accommodation for a student always revolves around conversation based on what has worked in the past and/or, if little or no individual accommodation history is available, what works for students in similar circumstances. Recommendations obtained through documentation from qualified professionals are also taken into strong consideration.
Changes in accommodation may be requested in order to compensate for needs that arise through the course of a student’s time at The King’s. In this case, it is the student’s responsibility to initiate a follow-up conversation with the Student Success Coordinator to discuss changes in accommodations.
It is important to remain in conversation with the Student Success Coordinator throughout the duration of accommodation to ensure that needs are being met in a satisfactory manner.