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Request for Accommodation

Jose Maria Vargas University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or operations of, its programs or activities. Jose Maria Vargas University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.


This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Accommodations are granted on a case-by-case basis for those students who are eligible by

showing sufficient documentation of disability in compliance with all Federal and State Laws.

The university currently provides handicap access in its classrooms and facilities. Requests for other accommodations must be made to the Director of Student Development. On occasion, the Director of Student Development may work together with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to resolve requests concerning academic adjustments.


With the goal of promoting integration and equality among the student population, the University provides individual assistance to students with documented disabilities.  Disclosure of disability is voluntary. Students with disabilities must request adjustments or other accommodations within the first two weeks of each semester, and provide appropriate documentation to the Student Development Department. Documentation received may be questioned if proper credentials are not provided, the person is not treating the student, or if the diagnosis is without supporting data. The University maintains all records as confidential.


Upon review of the documentation, Student Development will develop a letter of acknowledgement of the disability and the appropriate accommodations that will be provided to the student. Student Development will contact the student’s professors to notify them of the authorized adjustments.  In case the adjustments do not work, the student must notify Student Development in order to ensure timely arrangements.


Students that require extra time for testing may take examinations under the supervision of Student Development, in agreement with the course professor. Students should allow two to three weeks for processing of additional aids or educational materials. The University provides these auxiliary aids and services on an individual basis.  These aids and services may include, but are not limited to: registration assistance, approval of reduced course load, letters to instructors outlining accommodation needs, note takers, testing accommodations, classroom and other facility accommodations, and assistance with accessibility issues.


JMVU will take into account the dates of requests for adjustments in the evaluation of grade appeals. Students should keep in mind that arrangements are provided to aid in the completion of course requirements, not to provide excuses for missing assignments or other coursework. All students may appeal grades. For this process, please refer to Procedure for Grade Appeals.


Students with disabilities should notify the Office of Financial Aid, in the case they would like additional costs (due to documented disability) to be taken into account when calculating their overall cost of attendance at the institution.

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