You must request accommodations through AIM at the start of each semester in order for them to go into effect. You are responsible for implementing and discussing your academic accommodations with your professors.
Once you have made a request at the beginning of the semester, your professors will automatically be notified by the AIM system. Previous accommodation memos will no longer be accepted, only accommodations sent directly to the professor through AIM are valid.
We recommend completing this process as soon as possible each semester to ensure that your accommodations are in place when you need them. Accommodations are not retroactive; they must be requested through AIM and you must discuss them with your professor in order to be put into effect.
Implementing Your Academic Accommodations
How to Request Accommodations - A Quick Guide for Students
1. Request accommodations for each course at the start of each semester.
At the beginning of each semester, you will log into AIM and request the accommodations that you are eligible for and want to use for each course. You can only use accommodations that have been approved for you through Student Accessibility Services.
2. Accommodation memos will be sent to professors.
Once you have requested accommodations for a course through AIM, an individualized accommodation memo will automatically be sent to your professor for that course.
3. Set up a meeting with your professor.
You are responsible for arranging a time to meet with your professors to discuss how your individual accommodations will be implemented in each of your courses.
Meeting with your professor to discuss your accommodations and needs is an essential step and you may not be able to use your accommodation in a course until you complete this meeting. Students are not required to disclose any diagnosis or disability-specific information. Discussions are designed to communicate and discuss a student's accommodations, information about specific learning needs, areas where a professor can provide support, and how accommodations may need to be facilitated within coursework fundamentals.
If there are questions about a student's accommodations or how to facilitate them within a course, faculty should reach out to Student Accessibility Services at email@example.com or 717.815.1717.