Register for Accommodations
Eligibility for Services
Students who meet the following criteria may use the services of the Center for Academic Performance:
- Currently enrolled/accepted for admission at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
- Have a documented disability that creates significant impairments, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Completed an Accommodation Intake Form, including the furnishing of medical/diagnostic information as outlined in the documentation guidelines to ascertain appropriate accommodations.
The process below must be completed before the Center for Academic Performance (CAP) can provide services or make recommendations to faculty. On average, the process takes at least two weeks to complete, but if your documentation does not meet all the requirements the process will be delayed.
- Submit an online student application for accommodations and submit documentation supporting the need for accommodations. Documentation can be submitted securely when completing the online student application. You may also submit documentation in person, by mail or by fax.
- In person: Hand deliver to the Student Service Center, 2nd floor front desk; Attn: Brandie Wiley
- Fax: 817-735-0263
- Mail: UNTHSC – Center for Academic Performance, Attn: Brandie Wiley (SSC 260), 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
- After your documentation is reviewed, you will be contacted by the CAP Office. We will schedule an appointment for you to come to the CAP Office. You will receive written notification of the results of the documentation review. This notification will state whether or not your documentation was sufficient or if more information is required.
- You must attend your scheduled appointment with the CAP Office before accommodations can become active. At this appointment, if more information is required, you will be given a written statement which will ask specific questions of your medical doctor, or mental health professional. You must submit this updated information in order to proceed.
If your documentation was determined to be sufficient for the CAP Office to provide accommodations, we will work together to create a letter that documents your recommended accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up the accommodation letters and give them to the designated individuals within your department. Your accommodations begin once your instructors approve the recommended accommodations. Students should schedule a meeting with the course coordinator or instructor to discuss the recommended accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive and cannot be applied to any previous tests, quizzes, assignments, absences or coursework.
You may contact CAP to schedule an “Information Meeting” with the Assistant Director, Disability Accommodations. In this meeting, we will discuss your concerns and help you decide if you wish to pursue formal accommodations with our office. We will explain what sort of documentation will be required for your disability. Official accommodations do not begin until the remaining steps of this process are complete. If you already have documentation, you may start the registration process.
Completion of a Student Request for Accommodation includes the following student responsibilities:
- Insofar as possible, to act as independent, self-directing, responsible adults with regard to meeting applicable Health Science Center standards of behavior and academic performance;
- Initiate open communication with the Center for Academic Performance staff regarding academic accommodation needs or problems which may arise;
- Update documentation periodically, as the nature of severity of the disability changes, so that it accurately addresses current accommodation requirements.
This page was last modified on May 17, 2019