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Request Your Accommodation Letters via Email!
Registered DS students may request their Accommodation Letters via email. Just send us a request from your CSCC email account to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email it back to you! You may then forward the letter to your instructor or print out as many as you need. Don't forget to save a copy for your records! Welcome back and good luck this semester!
This semester, we introduced our new Student Testing Agreement Request (STAR) form, which students have used to communicate their accommodation needs to instructors and to assist Disability Services in the processing of accommodated testing.
Why use the STAR form?
The form is designed to initiate conversations between students and instructors to discuss their testing accommodations for the term. DS uses the form to process tests for Disability Services (DS) and accommodated testing at the AQ testing center.
Instructor or Student: Who fills out the form?
It is the student's responsibility to complete all portions of the form. As the instructor, you are only to sign it.
Who gets a copy?
DS processes and reviews the sheet with the student when they return it to DS. If they agree with the dates of the exams as stated on the STAR form, they are added to our exam schedule for the specified days. The student receives a copy as a reminder of their exam dates and times. DS receives the white copy for further processing and proctoring.
Is the STAR form used for Delaware and the Regional Learning Centers?
No. The STAR form is to be completed by students at the Columbus campus, and the Regional Learning Centers (RLCs) only, at this time.
What if the student is taking online or distance learning classes?
The student only needs to complete the STAR form for online exams if the class is taking their exams at one of the campuses or RLCs, or if the student and instructor agree that the student will need to test at one of the campuses or RLCs.
Do other colleges have a form like this?
Yes. It is often called proctor sheets, exam proctoring forms, etc... It enables offices to process exams for accommodated testing, as well.
Do students complete the STAR form if Instructors provide the accommodations in class?
No. The form is not necessary if the instructors provide the accommodations in class, or if you are taking exams from home or other non-Columbus State site.
Does this take the place of the Letter of Accommodation?
No. It should accompany the Letter of Accommodation. The student should continue to provide the Letter of Accommodation before accommodations are implemented.
Do Instructors still need to complete the Test Admin Form?
Yes, it still needs to be completed and still needs to be submitted 48 hours before the exam date.
What if students don't know the exam schedule or it changes?
We understand that the course outline may change throughout the semester. The student will need to reschedule their exams with DS within 48 hours of the exam. They do not need to submit another STAR form.
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New/ Prospective Students:
As of 9/1/12, Disability Services will no longer copy documentation for students registering for services. You will need to provide a copy of your documentation for the office to keep for processing. The CSCC Library, located in Columbus Hall, has three (3) photocopiers available for use by the campus community.
- First Floor - the photocopier is located on the opposite wall from the vending machines and the Writing Center.
- Second Floor - the photocopier is located near printer "C", along the brown wall and under the clock.
- Third Floor - the photocopier is located along the brown wall, near the large computer printer.
Current DS Students/ Students Transferring to Other Schools:
As of 9/1/12, Disability Services will no longer provide a paper copy of your documentation. Please complete the Documentation Request Form and return it to the DS front office to request an electronic copy of your documentation. Your request will be processed and the electronic copy of your documentation will be forwarded to your CSCC email.
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