Students with a diagnosed disability may be entitled to accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To obtain accommodations at Furman University, students should:

  1. Contact the Student Office for Accessibility Resources and provide current documentation of a disability.
  2. Please note that an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan does not provide enough information to meet the above requirements. The Director of Student Accessibility Resources can answer questions and give detailed information about what documentation is acceptable.

  3. Complete the online initial contact form.

  4. Once the Initial Contact Form and the documentation have been received, a university designated professional with appropriate expertise and an outside consultant evaluate the documentation. Once the information is reviewed, the Director of Student Accessibility Resources will schedule a meeting with the student to determine reasonable accommodations and develop an accommodation plan. Students should be prepared to discuss the impact of their disability in the academic environment and their history of accommodations. This information along with the results of the documentation review, will help determine reasonable accommodations for the student. Since each student and each disability is unique, we cannot determine appropriate accommodations before the initial meeting is conducted. 

  5. Each term accommodation letters are emailed to the student and the professors.

If you have questions at any time, please contact us.


A student's disability and accommodations are confidential and should be treated as such. Testing and note-taking arrangements should be discussed privately with the student.

Note Taking

Students requesting note-taking assistance must complete a Notetaker Request form at the start of each academic term. Complete the Notetaker Request Form.

Additional Information

During course registration students receiving extra time for tests should leave adequate time between classes to allow for this accommodation.

Furman does not offer diagnostic testing for disabilities such as ADHD or learning disabilities. Referrals for testing in the Greenville area are available through the Student Office for Accessibility Resources. Students are responsible for the cost incurred for this evaluation.


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