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Academic Accommodations

Accommodation requests may be submitted by any student who fulfills the following criteria: 

  • You have been accepted as a student at York College.
  • You have paid the registration deposit to commit to attending York College.
  • You have set up your York College student email account and received your student ID number.
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Requesting Academic Accommodations

  • Step 1: Submit an Accommodation Request Application

    If you would like to begin the process of requesting accommodations, you must first fill out the Student Accessibility Services Accommodation Request Application through our management system, AIM. 

    You will self-disclose all information related to your disability and conditions for which you are requesting accommodations. All information and supporting documentation submitted during the application process is kept confidential in the Student Accessibility Services office. 

  • Step 2: Provide Documentation

    You will submit all documentation you would like reviewed and considered in relation to your disability and conditions. Documentation can be uploaded directly into our AIM system during the application process.

    Please see the Documentation Guidelines page for further information about documentation that may be helpful in determining reasonable accommodations. 

  • Step 3: Meet with Student Accessibility Services

    Once you have completed the Student Accessibility Accommodation Request Application and submitted documentation, you will receive an email through AIM to schedule an intake meeting with staff from Student Accessibility Services. This meeting is an individualized and interactive process to determine your reasonable accommodations.

  • Don't Forget! — Implement Your Accommodations Each Semester

    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 sas@ycp.edu or 717.815.1717.

Support and Services

  • Request Accommodations

    Request Accommodations

    Students who would like to request an accommodation should begin the process by filling out the Student Accessibility Services Accommodation Request Form, which is available through the AIM system. All information in this application will be kept confidential. 

    If you need to access any of our information in an alternate format, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 717.815.1717 or sas@ycp.edu.

  • AIM Log-In

    AIM Log-In

    The AIM system is used to manage all information and communication related to students' accommodation requests. Students may use AIM to submit their accommodation request form, upload related documentation, schedule testing, or make an appointment with Student Accessibility Services. 

  • Schedule Testing

    Schedule Testing

    The Testing Center in York College's Student Accessibility Services Department provides a state-of-the-art, comfortable test-taking environment for students with a variety of accommodation needs. Testing appointments may be scheduled through the AIM system. 

    To contact the Testing Center please email sastest@ycp.edu or call 717-815-2047.

  • Schedule an Appointment

    Schedule an Appointment with Student Accessibility Services

    Student Accessibility Services staff are here to help, whether you need guidance in obtaining accommodations or just want to discuss your options. Our offices and Testing Center are housed on the bottom floor of the Humanities Building, conveniently located in the center of the College's Main Campus. 

Contact Us
Student Accessibility Services
Humanities, Room 23
Phone: 717.815.1717

SAS Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SAS Hours - Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Humanities, Room 23

Testing Center Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Testing Center Hours - Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED

Student Accessibility Services and the Testing Center observe designated holidays and campus closures.