The Disability Services program is conducted by Disability Services Coordinator with the cooperation of GUST faculty.
The disability program has been developed to provide accommodations to students with documented reports. The goal of providing accommodation to students is to encourage their continued growth, progress, and academic performance at GUST.
Accommodations for students with disabilities are not limited to note-taking assistance, tutoring and extra time for exams as well as the possibility to receive proctoring services at the Student Success Center.
Students are responsible for requesting the needed accommodations through the Student Success Center during the admission process.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION GUIDELINES
GUST empowers students with disabilities to realize their academic and personal potential through offering equal access to university programs. Services include coordinating reasonable accommodations and other support services for eligible students.
Reasonable accommodations are adjusted for students with disabilities which will provide equal access to GUST programs. Accommodation plans and services are customized to match the disability-related needs of each student and are determined according to documentation and the student’s program requirements.
Registration for these accommodations includes submission of the Disclosure Form, which should be given with their application to the university, as well as appropriate disability documentation. Also, students need to complete the Disability Accommodation Request Form for use in the Student Success Center.
1. Students requesting reasonable accommodations must submit documentation dated within 5 years.
2. Issued by a medical or other qualified, licensed professional.
3. Printed on official letterhead, dated, and signed by the licensed professional. GUST reserves the right to require that a certified copy of the report be transmitted directly from the licensed professional to the university.
4. Comprehensive documentations which include a psycho educational evaluation, diagnostic interview, and clinical summary.
1. Proctoring exams
This is usually arranged by faculty and done in the student Success center. The exam/quiz is proctored at the SSC with one of the Disability service coordinator presence.
2. Extended time during Exams and/or Quizzes
This is usually arranged by faculty and done at the Student Success Center. An alternative is to have the student take the exam/quiz in the faculty member’s office.
3. Orally Administered Exams
The student has the option of hearing the questions spoken and to orally provide his responses or to record their answers via a tape recorder. If the student would like to use a tape recorder should confirm the accommodation and provide a tape recorder for test use.
5. Note Taking Services
If this is requested by the student, a note taker will be hired to assist student in-class.
6. Use of a Tape Recorder during Class
The student should confirm the accommodation and provide a tape recorder for class use.