More About Reasonable Accommodations


Policy Statement

Sacramento State is mandated to provide access to academic programs for students with disabilities consistent with all federal and state legislation and California State University system policies.

Reasonable accommodations, including auxiliary aids, will be provided to students with disabilities when necessary to ensure that they are not denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any academic program. The university’s goal is to provide an equivalent academic experience and learning opportunity, not to guarantee the outcome of the student’s educational endeavor.


Accommodating students with disabilities is a collaborative effort involving CCE, the Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) office, staff, faculty and students.

The following outline describes the process for accommodating students with disabilities enrolled in CCE programs including Open University, Early Start Program and Winter Intersession. For Summer Session accommodations, please contact the SSWD office directly.

  1. Students with disabilities who request service(s) must provide the CCE Human Resources Specialist (HRS) with appropriate documentation of disability. This documentation along with the Application for Student Support Services must be submitted to CCE at least 2 weeks before the first day of class/needed services.
  2. The HRS will submit the request to SSWD who will review the student’s medical/disability documentation and verify eligibility for services and accommodations.
  3. Upon completion of the SSWD verification review, the HRS will provide a letter to the student listing test/course accommodations for students in CCE classes. Approved accommodation will be valid only for the current semester.
  4. If SSWD cannot verify a student’s eligibility based on the documentation provided, an interview will take place with the SSWD counselor/specialist (about 1 hour).
  5. Requested revisions to a student’s initial approved accommodations will be reviewed by SSWD and may require appropriate updated documentation of disability.

Student Responsibilities

  • It is the responsibility of the student to request a new letter of accommodation each semester by completing and submitting the Accommodation Request form to the HRS.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to notify their instructor(s) of their approved test/course accommodations.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to notify the HRS at least 1 week prior to any scheduled exam in which testing accommodations are needed.