• A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.

Requesting Academic Accommodations

Students are not obligated to self-disclose a disability. However, self-disclosure is required when the student anticipates a need for accommodations or services relating to a disability. A phone call, personal interview or the submission of the Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability Form will initiate the process.

Procedure for Requesting Academic Accommodations at Hartwick College

  • Submit the Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability Online Form or the Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability Paper Form.
  • Fax or mail the required documentation based on the type of disability to AccessAbility Services, Center for Student Success.
  • Documentation review can take up to two weeks to complete. It may be necessary to seek further information from the student and/or the diagnostic evaluator.
  • Upon arriving on campus the student must meet with a representative from AccessAbility Services. These meeting must continue at the beginning of every semester to discuss accommodation needs and receive the letters for his/her instructors. During this meeting, specific guidelines and procedures relating to accommodations will be discussed.

If a student chooses not to self-disclose a disability, the student cannot receive formal academic accommodations.