Wharton County Junior College is committed to providing a discrimination-free environment for its students with disabilities compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.. Students with disabilities are encouraged to inform the college of any assistance they may need upon application. Early self-identification will allow the student to receive whatever accommodation they may need as quickly as possible. (Please see EO page information).
Students desiring accommodations must contact the Coordinator of Disability Services and provide appropriate medical and/or psychological documentation. This action entitles qualified students with disabilities to their legal rights and assures them of receiving information on services and procedures available to them. Disability information is strictly confidential and is not released without consent of the student. A student will never be charged an additional fee for an accommodation that has been approved by the Coordinator and written into an Action Plan by the Coordinator.
It is the responsibility of the student with a disability to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of the disability. Wharton County Junior College does not assume responsibility for providing special accommodations and services to students who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability and who have not made their need known.
Specific disability services are based on individual needs and circumstances to initiate services. Students should contact the Disability Services Coordinator prior to each semester. This Disability Services Coordinator's office is located in the Office of Student Services.
The process for obtaining reasonable accommodations begins with the student's disclosure of his/her disability to the Coordinator of Disability Services. The student has the responsibility of providing the Office of Disability Services with the appropriate medical and/or psychological documentation from a qualified physician or clinician who has diagnosed the student's disability. Students with disabilities are to contact the Office of Disability Services directly. Students with disabilities are to inform the Coordinator of Disability Services prior to the start of their registration for classes at WCJC. The college can't guarantee accommodations for a student on the first day of classes if the student does not provide complete information to the Coordinator 45 working days prior to the start of the initial semester of enrollment.. Early self-identification will allow the student to receive reasonable accommodation he or she may be eligible for as quickly as possible.
A student will never be charged an additional fee for an accommodation that has been approved by the Coordinator and written into an Action Plan by the Coordinator.
Continuing WCJC students are to indicate prior to each semester their wish for continuation and submittal of previously approved accommodations to faculty preferably one month prior to each semester enrolled by contacting the Office of Disability Services
Further information about reasonable accommodations in a college setting may be obtained by contacting the Coordinator of Disability Services.
Acting Coordinator of Disability Services: Susan Denman-Briones, Director of Academic Advising and Counseling
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Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education from the Office for Civil Rights
Susan Denman-Briones, Director of Academic Advising and Counseling