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Academic Accommodations

The Student Access Center (SAC) coordinates accommodations for students university-wide. It is an individual's choice whether to self-identify, submit documentation, and make the decision about using accommodations. The SAC provides academic accommodations such as in-class accommodations, auxiliary aides, and services (e.g., alternative texts or sign language interpreters). Para-transit is available to students with temporary or permanent mobility impairments who are unable to use the standard buses.

  • The services listed are the ones commonly provided.
  • Accommodations are tailored to a student's need on a case-by-case, course-by-course basis.
  • It is the student's responsibility to self-identify, provide appropriate documentation, and request services in a timely manner.
How do you qualify for accommodations?
To be eligible for accommodations, provide typed documentation from a qualified professional on the nature and impact of the disability. Information should include test results/report, functional effects of the disability and/or medication, and recommendations. Once received, it will be reviewed and assigned to the appropriate staff. During the intake, appropriate accommodations will be discussed.
Who can you talk to regarding accommodations?
For general information, any SAC staff will answer general questions. However, questions regarding specific accommodations should be directed to the individual specialist assigned to the student, the Associate Director of the Student Access Center or to the Executive Director of the University Academic Support Centers (UASC).
How do you receive accommodations?
From your qualified accommodations, you have the right to select which accommodations to use and when. Individual needs can change or vary from class to class.
An accommodation request must be completed for each class for which accommodations are needed. Accommodations are individualized for the student based on the disability documentation and the functional limitations in the classroom. Students complete the request with their access specialist. Depending on the nature of requested accommodation(s) that are time intensive (e.g., sign language interpreting, books in alternate format), students should request services as soon as they register for classes. Otherwise, go to classes and obtain a course syllabus before scheduling an appointment.
How may a student dispute a decision or file a complaint regarding discrimination?


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, TDD (785) 864-4064.

If a student is not satisfied with any decision by the university involving academic adjustments or effective communication, or otherwise believes she or he has been discriminated against on the basis of disability, the student may contact the designated coordinator and/or file a complaint of discrimination in accordance with the university’s anti-discrimination grievance procedure entitled KU Discrimination Complaint Resolution Process. The student may contact the director of the University Academic Support Centers prior to or after a complaint of discrimination is filed to attempt to resolve the complaint informally, but any informal or voluntary resolution attempts after a complaint is filed will not delay the investigation of the complaint pursuant to the grievance procedure set forth in the KU Discrimination Complaint Resolution Process.


Access Online

Use Access Online. See our quick-start guide to request accommodations. View our step-by-step guide 


How to submit SAC Exam Request

Watch this video and learn how to submit an exam request for SAC Testing Center.


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