Judson University, a Four Year Christian College in Elgin near Chicago. The Church at Work in Higher Education.

  • Students With Disabilities

    Under the American Disabilities Act, (ADA) all student seeking
    special educational accommodations must provide current notice of
    the restricting condition to he college. All Clinician reports must
    be performed while you are an adult age (over the age of 18). The
    university may not accept Individual Education Plans (IEP's) from
    High School as current valid documentation under the ADA guidelines
    since students are identified as minors and children under the age
    of 18 while receiving IEP (K-12) services.

    Colleges and universities are only required to accommodate a
    student's disability if the relevant school personnel are aware
    that the student has a current disability and the student has
    publicly stated their disability. If you seek a reasonable
    educational accommodation at Judson University, we must request
    current proof of your disability.

    The most effective way to show that you are entitled to
    reasonable ADA accommodations in the current school term is to:

    • Obtain a letter from a trained, licensed medical
      professional/clinician who is familiar with you and your type of
      disability and has completed applicable, supporting diagnostic
      tests that validate the specific disability.
    • Obtain a licensed clinician's summary letter outlining the
      disability, test results and any confirmed, possible limitations to
      learning, and reasonable academic accommodations in order to meet
      the needs of the post-secondary coursework.
      • Under ADA, reasonable accommodations or minor academic
        adjustments my include the following sample based on diagnostic
        test results:
        • Allowable recording devices for class lectures
        • Assigned note takers
        • Audio book
        • Extended time on tests (not to exceed time and 1/2)
        • Testing in a quiet testing room
        • Use of calculators (for Dyscalculia)
        • Sign Language Interpreters for academic coursework
        • Etc.
    • The documentation must reflect your abilities and limitations
      at the academic Post-Secondary level at the time you request the
    • Please note: The post-secondary school does not have to make
      changes or adjustments that fundamentally alter the academic
      prescribed coursework or graduation requirements under ADA.

    Therefore, in order to receive accommodations at Judson
    University, please seek updated documentation from the medical
    professional(s) who has most recently treated and performed
    diagnostic tests for your disability while over the age of 18.

    Please send or fax all documentation to the Judson University
    Registrar, Ginny Guth gguth@judsonu.edu before
    the start of the term.

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