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:
- Contact the Student Office for Accessibility Resources and provide current documentation of a disability.
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.
Complete the online initial contact form.
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 to determine if it is complete and if it
supports the need for accommodation. If the documentation meets the necessary
criteria, the Director of Student Accessibility Resources will schedule an
appointment with the student to discuss accommodations and develop an accommodation plan.
Each term accommodation letters are emailed to the student and the professors. Accommodations become effective once the student discusses his/her accommodations with their 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.
Students receiving note-taking assistance must come to the Student Office for Accessibility Resources at the start of each term to complete the necessary paperwork.
During registration students receiving extra time for tests should leave adequate time between classes to allow for this
Furman does not offer testing for disabilities such as ADHD or learning disabilities. Referrals for testing in the Greenville area are available through the the Student Office for Accessibility Resources. Students are responsible for the cost incurred for this evaluation.