Frequently asked questions
Q: What if I was previously diagnosed with a disability and need
to update my documentation?
A: Contact the physician who previously provided your documentation
and ask for an appointment to update your evaluation. Or, meet directly
with the coordinator of Disability Support Services so you can discuss
your options for referral. A personal interview will help determine
whether another referral is appropriate and what professional resources
are available. Colleges and universities are not required to pay for
diagnostic services to determine whether an individual is eligible for
ADA accommodations. It is helpful to everyone concerned if we have
current documentation (this usually means within three years).
Q: What types of academic support are available for university students?
A: One of your best academic supports at Saint Martin's University
can be faculty. Because Saint Martin's offers smaller class sizes,
forming relationships with your professors is easy and essential. Become
familiar with your professors' office hours. Be sure you are taking
responsibility for your learning needs by clarifying course
expectations, asking questions and checking in on your progress with
your professors. Peer tutors are available in our
Writing Center to assist students with their writing needs. This
helpful resource can be accessed by both beginning and advanced writers.
Tutors are available for many subjects in the
Learning Center. The
Career Center can assist students in making career choices, writing
a resume, interview skills, graduate school information, and current job
Q: I'm an athlete and I'm injured. What do I do?
A: At the discretion of the DSS coordinator, limited accommodation may
be available to you. E-mail Geoff Brown at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: Do I have to have work study to be a note taker?
A: No. This position is paid as a stipend as opposed to a monthly
paycheck. Checks are cut at the end of the semester.
Q: Am I allowed to take make up tests at the LWC?
A: Only students who have a documented disability may take tests at the LWC. If
you have to make special arrangements, please speak with your professor.