CMU strives to provide a fair and supportive learning environment for academically qualified students with disabilities. CMU is committed to helping students succeed in their university studies and is continually developing resources to provide a supportive environment for students with disabilities.
The term "disability" refers to both mental and physical conditions which are permanent, ongoing, episodic, or of some persistence, and cause a significant limitation for the person in carrying out some of life's major activities. A disability may be visible, in the form of a physical limitation, or it may be an invisible disability, such as a learning disability.
Students who wish to receive accommodations from Accessibility Services will be asked to fill out a Self-Identification of Disability Form and submit it, along with appropriate medical documentation or the Verification of Disability Form, to the Coordinator of International and Accessibility Programs.
CMU strives to provide a fair and supportive learning environment for academically qualified students with disabilities. The term "disability" refers to both mental and physical conditions which are permanent, ongoing, episodic, or of some persistence, and cause a significant limitation for the person in carrying out some of life's major activities.
CMU's Application for Admission form invites applicants to identify any physical or learning disabilities. It is the applicant's responsibility to make an adequate disclosure to enable CMU to assess its capability to respond to that applicant's disabilities.
When an applicant discloses a disability, the Admissions Counsellor will ask the applicant to provide detailed information by filling out the form entitled Self-Identification for Students with Disabilities. The applicant should normally complete and submit the form at least one month before classes begin.
At least a month before classes begin, applicants with disabilities should seek an interview with either or both the Coordinator of Accessibility Programs and the Registrar to work toward an understanding regarding responsibilities each of CMU and the prospective student will assume to appropriately structure the CMU experience for the prospective student.
The prospective student will normally provide current diagnostic documentation regarding his or her disabilities from an appropriately licensed professional. As much as possible, the student should also provide documentation that clearly identifies accommodations needed to enable the prospective student to work or live comfortably on campus at CMU and academic accommodations that would assist the prospective student in her or his efforts to learn and demonstrate mastery of course content.
The Academic Student Issues Committee, which includes the Coordinator of Accessibility Programs for this agenda, has authority to approve academic accommodations and responsibility to serve as a consultative body for the Registrar and the Coordinator of Accessibility Programs in their administration of academic accommodations.
In all cases where accommodations have implications for the delivery of courses, for tests, or for examinations, the Registrar will communicate them to the student's instructors by way of a memorandum copied to the student. During the first week of classes, the student should seek an interview with each of her/his instructors to ensure that arrangements are in place in accordance with the Registrar's memorandum.
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