Academic Accommodations

Requesting Academic Accommodations

Once a student has been admitted to Champlain College, the following guidelines will assist in making a smooth transition into the College:

  1. Submit current, comprehensive, objective, professional documentation of your disability to the Office of Accessibility. 
  2. A staff member will contact the student before the start of the semester to schedule an appointment for discussion of; the academic accommodations process, learning needs and supporting documentation, and appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations.
  3. Once registered with the Office of Accessibility, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the office at the start of each semester to request that their academic accommodations be enacted.

Accommodations Request Form

PLEASE NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to arrange for certain provisions which are outside the scope of the Office of Accessibility and the College. These provisions include, but may not be limited to: attendant care, mobility training, items/services of a personal nature and sources of financial aid. The Office of Accessibility is available to consult with a student regarding needs and possible local resources.

Testing Accommodations

Information for Students

Students must speak with the instructor about their accommodation of extended time for tests and quizzes three days ahead of the test date and determine if they will take the test in the classroom, or if they will take it in the quiet testing space in Skiff Hall. Students may also choose not to use their testing accommodation for a particular test or quiz.

Instructions for the use of the quiet testing space, Skiff Hall:

  • The student is responsible for scheduling the quiet testing space with the test scheduler at least 3 weekdays in advance and must also inform the course instructor that they will be using the testing room to take the test, three weekdays in advance. Please email: testingaccommodations@champlain.edu to arrange for the use of the space.  In your email to testingaccommodations@champlain.edu, please also copy your instructor on the email.
  • Tests are administered Monday through Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the last test given at 2:30 p.m. (the office closes at 4:30).  Tests may be scheduled during the class time (assuming class begins by 2:30), or they may be taken at another point during the day, if agreed upon by the instructor.
  • The student must provide pen, pencil, paper, calculator, as required to complete the test. If allowed, a simple calculator, and a computer with word processing capability only, are available. The student will be asked to leave their backpacks, including cell phone, upon check-in and retrieve them at check-out.
  • Students are prohibited from talking to other students that are also taking a test in the quiet testing space.

Information for Instructors

(Please also read "Information for Students")

It is the student's responsibly to inform instructors that they will be using their accommodation of extended time on a test/quiz. Students may choose not to use their testing accommodation for a particular test or quiz.  Extended time tests or quizzes may be administered in the classroom if a student does not require a quiet testing space, and if the instructor is willing/able to arrive early or stay late to administer the test. Otherwise the student will take the test in the quiet testing space in Skiff Hall.

Instructions for the use of the quiet testing space, Skiff Hall:

  • The instructor should email (testingaccommodations@champlain.edu) or hand deliver (Skiff Hall, front desk) the test by 4pm the day before the test is to be taken.  Once completed, the test will be scanned and emailed back to the instructor unless other arrangements are made. Please include any special instructions for the test.
  • If it is not logistically possible to administer the test on the date scheduled for the class, an instructor may design an alternative version of the test for that student.