Step one lets SAS know that you would like to request accommodations and provides us with more information on what you are requesting. This occurs through Accommodate, an accommodation management system that will help you easily request and manage your accommodations.
What To Do Before You Register
- Review the Student Handbook - The SAS Student Handbook is an important resource. It not only provides more information about the process, but it also details how accommodations are approved and how you can send accommodation letters. Getting a sense of the overall process will be helpful before you register. Of course, we will also help you through the process, so please don't hesitate to reach out or ask us questions.
- Review your responsibilities and SAS responsibilities - The accommodation process is an interactive one. SAS is here to help through the process, but students are required to take an active role in the interactive process. It is important to know your responsibilities and the responsibilities of SAS. These can be found in the SAS Student Handbook.
- Reflect on how your condition might impact your experiences at UNH - It is important to think about how your condition might affect you across your experience. Think about your courses (type of course, assignments, class participation, exams, notetaking, etc.), living on campus, eating on campus, and other campus contexts. Accommodations assist students in accessing experiences, so think broadly.
- Consider what accommodations were most helpful to you in the past - While previous supports may not all transfer, it is important to think about what supports you have received that could be helpful. This can include thinking about supports within your IEP or Section 504 plan or it can be reflecting more generally on what has been helpful.
- Think about what accommodations you would like to request - Once you have thought about what has been helpful for you, think about what you would like to receive at UNH. You will be asked to list the accommodations you are requesting in the intake form. We encourage you to share as much as you feel is helpful. Even if you think it might not be a specific accommodation, SAS can help determine what is reasonable and connect you with other resources on campus.
How to Register with SAS
Please note that when you register you will be required to talk about your condition, as well as the accommodations you are requesting and why. This will not be the only opportunity you have to share information with SAS (you will also submit documentation and meet with SAS), but we encourage you to share as much as you feel is relevant to your accommodation request.