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Steps for Requesting Accommodations

These steps will help guide you through the process for requesting accommodations. Coastal Carolina Community College is invested in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It is recommended you initiate any request for accommodations several weeks in advance, and it is your responsibility to self-identify, request reasonable accommodations, and provide written documentation in a timely manner. Once documentation is received, please allow the Coordinator for Disability Support Services five (5) to ten (10) working days to review any request or any subsequent supporting documentation.

If you have any questions, about the Steps for Requesting Accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Matthew DeEmilio in person by visiting Room 02 in the Student Center, virtually by scheduling an appointment, emailing deemiliom@coastalcarolina.edu, or calling 910-938-6331.

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Step 1  |  Apply to the College

Follow the Admission Steps.
Complete the Admissions Steps

Step 2  |  Request a Welcome Meeting

Request for Accommodations Form

After you have completed the Admissions Steps, you must contact and schedule a Welcome Meeting with the Coordinator for Disability Support Services, Mr. Matthew DeEmilio.

During this meeting, you will be asked to collaboratively complete the Accommodations Form with Mr. DeEmilio, which provides you the opportunity to:

  • Describe any disability,
  • Provide information about previous accommodations,
  • Explain the barriers you face, and
  • Formally request desired accommodations.

Mr. DeEmilio will also explain and determine what forms along with supporting documents must be completed and returned, as well as address any questions you may have regarding the accommodations process. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. DeEmilio in person by visiting Room 02 in the Student Center, virtually by scheduling an appointment, or over the phone by calling 910-938-6331.

To request a Welcome Meeting, you may also use the "Book an Appointment" button below to schedule an appointment in person, over the phone, or virtually.

Book an Appointment
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Step 3  |  ADA Disability Verification Form and How to Submit Supporting Documentation 

When meeting with Mr. Matthew DeEmilio during the Welcome Meeting, he will determine if the ADA Disability Verification Form, along with any supporting documentation, must be completed and returned in order to determine what reasonable accommodations may be made based upon available information.

The ADA Disability Verification Form may be completed electronically by your medical care provider, or you may print the document and have it completed by hand by your medical care provider.

If you have your medical care provider complete it by hand, the document may be returned by either using the Document Upload Form or submitting it to Mr. DeEmilio in Room 02, Student Center.

Examples of qualified healthcare professionals include, but are not limited to:

  1. Qualified Medical Professional
  2. Therapist
  3. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  4. School Psychologist
  5. Neuropsychologist
  6. Clinical Psychologist

Types of supporting documentation include, but are not limited to:

  1. Individualized Education Plan
  2. Section 504 Plan
  3. Psychological Evaluation
  4. Letter from Healthcare Provider
  5. Other Medical Evidence

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. DeEmilio with any questions.

Step 4  |  Accommodations Letter

Once all forms and documents have been submitted and reviewed, Mr. Matthew DeEmilio will schedule a meeting with you to discuss what accommodations, based upon available information provided by both you and your medical care provider, are deemed reasonable. During this meeting, an Accommodations Letter will be created, discussed, and provided to you to share with faculty.
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Step 5  |  Provide Accommodations Letter to Your Instructor(s)

It is your responsibility to communicate directly with faculty what accommodations, as outlined in the Accommodations Letter, are deemed appropriate and request their implementation. Any plan to initiate accommodations are not active until both you and your instructor(s) have discussed them and your instructor(s) have completed an Acknowledgement Form to confirm your request for implementation. Reasonable notification must be given to your instructor(s) in order to implement any accommodation(s) in a timely manner. Once your instructor(s) have submitted the Acknowledgement Form, you will receive an electronic confirmation to your College issued e-mail account.