• A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.

Requesting 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.
  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • test accommodations, such as extra test time, distraction-reduced environment, alternate formats;
  • assistive technology;
  • recorded lectures;
  • note-taking services;
  • alternatives to print materials, e.g. audio texts, electronic text;
  • physical accessibility arrangements;
  • sign language interpretation; and
  • course substitutions.