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Checklist for Students New to Disability Resources

Upon admission to SOU, call the Disability Resources office (541-552-6213) and ask to make an appointment. Identify yourself as a new student to SOU.

Ideally, this should take place well before the beginning of your first term at SOU.

If you have a disability and would like to begin receiving services through Disability Resources, even if you have not used Disability Resources services in the past, please call us (541-552-6213) and make an appointment.

If possible, plan to provide appropriate documentation of your disability during this appointment. If you do not yet have documentation, expect to receive referral information for testing or other clinician resources. Plan to discuss your eligibility for services, and learn how to request services each term.

Checklist for Returning Students, each term

Make use of Priority Registration if you are eligible. 

If you need advising assistance, call Academic Support Programs at 541-552-6213 to schedule a general education advising appointment.

For advising within your major (or minor), contact your major (or minor) advisor.

As soon as you register for classes, log in to AIMS to enter your CRN numbers and request your accommodations. This process both sends accommodation letters to your instructors and requests specific services, like notetaking.

An AIMS accommodation letter must be delivered to your instructor in order to receive accommodationsfor that class. Accommodations are only effective once the letter has been delivered; they cannot be arranged retroactively.

Meet with your instructors during their office hours early in the term, preferably in the first week of classes.

Remind them of your Letter and discuss with them how you can work together to ensure that you receive the appropriate accommodations.

This is also an excellent time to discuss testing accommodations, if you are eligible and using them, and fill out the Testing Contract with your instructor.

As soon as you receive your class syllabus, enter all of your exams into AIMS (see Using AIMS to Schedule Exams), including quizzes, midterms, and finals. 

If you do not enter your exams in time (4 days prior for quizzes / 8 days prior for midterms & finals), AIMS will not allow you to schedule your exams. We can only guarantee accommodations with 8 calendar days' notice; please contact us to see if it is possible to schedule with less notice.

Contact Disability Resources if you need assistance in obtaining appropriate accommodations, or if you would like to discuss changes to your accommodations.