Request Accommodation


When to make an accommodation request
Submit your accommodation request prior to the start of the term or as soon as a barrier is identified. If you're unsure whether you require accommodations, schedule an information session with our staff.

Students requesting accommodation for the first time

For first-time accommodations at Dalhousie, King’s or Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development (formerly College of Continuing Education).

Step 1: Complete and submit a request for accommodation through the Centre's Accommodate software [log-in required with your NetID, not your alias]. 

Step 2: Submit your supporting documentation for review through the Centre's Accommodate software [log-in required with your NetID, not your alias].

Step 3: Book an appointment with an advisor to discuss your request. Appointments are conducted in-person or virtually and are mandatory.

Step 4: If approved, your advisor will confirm your accommodation(s) and notify you, your instructors, and others if required (e.g. residence).

Step 5: If you have exam accommodations, additional steps will be required (onsite exams only).

All steps are required in order to implement accommodations.

Students who have previously had an accommodation

For students who have previously had an accommodation at Dalhousie, King’s or the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development (formerly the College of Continuing Education).

Step 1: Complete and submit a request for accommodation through the Centre's Accommodate software [log-in required with your NetID, not your alias]. 

Step 2: If you are requesting changes, submit new documentation for review through the Centre's Accommodate software [log-in required with your NetID, not your alias]. Otherwise, no new documentation is required.

Step 3: If you are requesting changes, you may be required to meet with your advisor for further discussion. Your advisor will inform you if this is necessary.

Step 4: If approved, your advisor will confirm your accommodation(s) and notify you, your instructors, and others if required (e.g. residence).

Step 5: If you have exam accommodations, additional steps are required. (for onsite exams only)

Please note: if you have been away from Dalhousie for more than 1 full year, you will need to start with a new request.

All steps are required in order to implement accommodations.


NEW:
Accommodations are not renewed automatically. You must complete the form each academic term (fall, winter, spring/summer, regular) you would like your accommodation plan implemented.


Find out more about exam accommodations and note-taking accommodations.