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Prospective Students


 

How to Request and Receive Academic Accommodations:

 

Eligibility for Services:

Students must request to receive disability related accommodations by following the below process:

  1. Apply and be accepted for admission to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) through the university's admissions process Office of Admissions
  2. Be registered and have a finalized schedule for the academic semester 
  3. Complete and submit a Request for Disability Services Form or Log into Accessible Information Management (AIM) portal and submit your application request for services
  4. Be a person with a disability, as defined by federal law, or self-identify as a student with a disability through the completion of the Request for Disability Services Form or by logging into Accessible Information Management (AIM)
  5. Present appropriate, comprehensive, and current documentation regarding their stated disabilities (this can be submitted in person, via email, fax or log into AIM
  6. Meet with the Disability Services Coordinator for the Access Planning Meeting (APM) in order to establish and determine reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.
  7. Once all of the requirements have been met, the Faculty Memorandum Letters (FMLs) will be released to the student.

Documentation:

Documentation supporting request for academic accommodations must be complete by a licensed independent professional, i.e., physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc. The documentation submitted to the office of Disability Services for Students is intended to help establish the student's disability/condition and related impact in the educational setting (see Documentation Requirements).

Academic Accommodations are based on;

  • identification of the nature and extent of the disability provided by a qualified licensed professional
  • associated functional limitations as related to the academic environment
  • a description of the current course of treatment including medical side effects and prognosis for the disability
  • recommendation for reasonable accommodations

The office of Disability Services for Students provides students with a variety of verification forms: Health-Related Packet, Mental Health Disability Packet, ADHD Packet, Autism Disorders Packet--that can be downloaded and completed by the student's provider, if other forms of documentation are not available or sufficient.

 

Once application is completed and submitted:

Once a student’s application and supporting documentation are submitted to the office of Disability Services for Students, the applicant will be contacted by the DSS staff to schedule a Access Planning Meeting (APM). During the Access Planning Meeting, the student and Disability Coordinator will review the student’s application and documentation to determine appropriate academic accommodations. This process may take up to seven business days for students who are currently enrolled in classes.

At the postsecondary education level, students are solely responsible for decisions regarding their accommodation needs.  Parents may attend meetings with the student and Disability Coordinator at the student’s discretion. Students will also be provided with instructions regarding faculty notification and their responsibilities after the initial meeting, including request for accommodations for classes each semester.

Important Dates:

Spring Semester 2022 Academic Accommodations appointments begin: Monday, January 3, 2022