Application and Documentation
A student may qualify for Alpha Scholars Online (academic accommodations) if she/he has a documented disability or can be reasonably regarded as being disabled.
A disability is legally defined by the ADA as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”
Documentation for learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and other “invisible” disabilities such as significant mental health conditions should be formal assessments and/or comprehensive clinical evaluations conducted by relevant, appropriately credentialed providers.
In some cases, ADD/ADHD can be sufficiently documented if the diagnosing physician will complete Alpha’s “Documentation of Attention Deficit Disorder” form (see below).
All documentation should be less than three years old, provide specific diagnoses and include scores and subscores of relevant assessment tools.
Forms and Information
Applications for Accommodations
Step 1: Fill out the application for academic accommodations.
All the information on this page is required for a complete application packet, but to initiate the application process, students may also email email@example.com to request an appointment or more information.
Step 2: Submit Supporting Documentation
- Guidelines for Documentation of Disability
- Documentation of ADD/ADHD
- Referral to ACU’s Psychology Clinic
The completed form can be sent to Alpha Scholars by any of the three methods below:
- By mail to Alpha Scholars Program, ACU Box 29204, Abilene TX 79699
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By fax to 325-674-6847
Step 3: Set up a meeting with Abbey Green by emailing email@example.com.
From there, reasonable accommodations will be determined and put in place via an accommodation letter. You will receive further instructions during your meeting.
Application for Accommodations Related to Pregnancy
Pursuant to the Department of Education’s (DOE) guidance implementing Title IX, the university does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. While the university’s policies prohibit sexual activity outside of marriage, the university wants to support (and not punish) students who become pregnant regardless of marital status. Alpha Scholars and Title IX staff will walk alongside pregnant students and ensure they receive appropriate services.
In that regard, the university treats pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions in the same manner and under the same policies as any other temporary condition that does or could “substantially limit one or more major life activities” in accordance with Title IX.
To request reasonable academic or housing accommodations for needs related to a disability, a temporary disability or pregnancy, please contact Alpha Scholars using the forms or methods above. Additional on and off-campus resources include:
- Office of Women’s Health Pregnancy Resource Line
- Wildcat Care Telehealth Counseling and Medical Services
The university also prevents and addresses sex-based harassment, including harassment based on pregnancy. If students experience this sort of treatment, they should seek help immediately with ACU’s Anti-Harassment Office. The law prohibits anyone from retaliating against students for filing a complaint or raising concerns.