Request Accommodation


When to make an accommodation request
You are required to make an accommodation request prior to the start of the term or as soon as a barrier is identified. Retroactive accommodation is rare.

Students requesting accommodation for the first time

For first-time accommodations at Dalhousie, King’s or College of Continuing Education.

Step 1: Complete and submit a request for accommodation [PDF - 320KB] and include supporting documentation. Email or drop it off at the Student Accessibility Centre (Halifax) or Student Success Centre (Truro)

Step 2: Meet with an advisor to discuss your request.

Step 3: Your advisor will confirm your accommodation(s) and notify you, your instructors, and others if required (e.g. residence).

Step 4: If you have exam accommodations, additional steps are required.

Step 5: If you have note-taking accommodations, additional steps are required.

Students who have previously had an accommodation

For students who have previously had an accommodation at Dalhousie, King’s or the College of Continuing Education.

Step 1: Complete and submit a request for accommodation [PDF - 320KB]. Email or drop it off at the Student Accessibility Centre (Halifax) or Student Success Centre (Truro). Write "no changes" on the back if applicable.

Step 2: If you are requesting changes, submit new documentation for review.

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: 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.

Step 6: If you have note-taking accommodations, additional steps are required.


Reminder:
Accommodations are not renewed automatically. You must complete the form for every academic year you would like your accommodation plan implemented.

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