Transition and Accommodation Process
Welcome to Franklin Pierce! The following information is for students with disabilities, neurodiversities or conditions who plan on using accommodations while at Franklin Pierce University.
Step 1: Submit your request for accommodations
Submit your request for accommodations, along with the appropriate documentation, to the Office of Student Accessibility Services. Requests should be made in writing to the Office of Student Accessibility Services. If you need assistance requesting an accommodation please call the Office of Student Accessibility Services at 603-899-4126.
Submit current documentation of a disability, neurodiversity or condition to the Office of Student Accessibility Services. IEP’s and/or 504 plans may not be sufficient documentation to determine eligibility for accommodations. Please review the documentation guidelines for more information.
Step 2: Eligibility Determination
Beginning in mid-May, all newly submitted documentation for incoming students is reviewed by the Office of Student Accessibility Services.
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: A Confidential Conversation
If documentation is sufficient the student will be contacted to set an appointment to discuss accommodations.
At this initial meeting, the Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services works with students to determine what accommodations are needed and reasonable, as determined by University policy.
If it’s determined academic accommodations are warranted, a letter of accommodation is generated for the student to share with faculty at the beginning of the semester. If housing and/or meal plan accommodations are warranted, the Office of Student Accessibility Services contacts the appropriate parties to inform them of the accommodations and the student is informed via email.
Please note: Faculty are under no obligation to accommodate a student until they are supplied with a Letter of Accommodation signed and dated by the student and the Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services. A student may request accommodations at any time, but the full process does not begin until documentation is received. Housing accommodations are renewed annually and academic accommodations for undergraduate students are renewed by term. Academic accommodations for graduate students are renewed annually.
The Office of Student Accessibility Services 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 via email, phone or come to the Office of Student Accessibility Services and seek assistance.