Steps to the Transition and Accommodation Process CGPS
Welcome to Franklin Pierce! The following information is for students with disabilities
who plan on utilizing accommodations while at Franklin Pierce University.
Step 1: Identify Yourself to the Center for Academic Excellence: Submit Documentation
- Submit current documentation of a disability directly to the Center for Academic Excellence.
Questions about documentation guidelines? Please call or email the Center for Academic
Excellence, information below.
- IEP’s and/or 504 plans from high school are not sufficient documentation to determine
disability and eligibility for accommodations.
- Depending upon the condition, documentation more than three years old may not be sufficient
documentation of a current disability. Please ask the Center for Academic Excellence,
or review the condition-specific documentation guidelines on our website.
- Do not assume your high school has forwarded your documentation.
- Be sure to include your contact information.
Step 2: Eligibility Determination
- Beginning in mid-May, all newly submitted documentation for incoming students is reviewed
by the Center for Academic Excellence.
- If documentation is insufficient, you will receive a phone call or email describing
why and what is needed in order to determine disability status.
Step 3: Make Contact via Phone or Email
- It is the student’s responsibility to connect with the Center for Academic Excellence
and discuss the accommodations.
- Typically, students make contact with our office within the first couple of weeks
of the semester. However, the Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services welcomes
connecting with students at any point in order to help with the transition process.
- At this initial contact, the CAE works with students to determine what accommodations
are needed and reasonable within the context of the courses they are taking.
- Notification of Academic Accommodations forms are completed with the student outlining
what accommodations the student is requesting and approved for.
- Students provide the name and email addresses of the faculty that they would like
to receive these accommodation notification forms, and this must happen every term.
The Center for Academic Excellence then emails the faculty the form directly.
Note: Faculty are under no obligation to accommodate a student until they are supplied
with a Notification of Academic Accommodations form generated through the Center for
Step 4: Stay in Touch
- The Center for Academic Excellence does not monitor student performance. It is expected
that if a student is experiencing personal, academic, and/or accommodation-related
difficulties, that they will communicate and seek assistance. They can always be reached
via email, phone, and of course (if reasonable for the student) by stopping by the
Center for Academic Excellence.
Student Accessibility Services
Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.