Student FAQ

Yes! We would be happy to meet with you during your PRO day or when you visit campus.  Our office is located in Norwood Hall in office G-10.

**Note:  Currently our office is closed to the public due to COVID-19.  We would still love to meet with you via Zoom or other types of video-conferencing. Please contact our office to schedule a meeting, by phone (573) 341-6655 or email: sdsmst@mst.edu

Yes, if you would like them to.  According to FERPA, we ask the students to process a Release of Information (ROI) form to allow the TSDS staff permission to communicate with parents.

No, the Section 504 plan and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) are for K-12th grade schooling.  Post-secondary educations are governed by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  However, a 504/IEP plan can be useful documentation for students requesting similar types of accommodations they used in high school.

Reminder: The range of accommodations and services may differ from previously used services in high school settings.

Temporary services are available if you have suffered an injury or illness accommodations can be approved based on the time the student needs to recover.  Our application process for temporary accommodations is the same. Contact us if you have any further questions.

The Faculty Notification Letter is a letter from the Testing and Student Disability Services (TSDS) office. This letter includes the specific academic accommodations a student has been approved to use for the semester. The student is responsible for delivering their FNL to each of their instructors in a timely manner, preferably before the class starts.

For instructors on how to request your FNL please visit this page:

Current Students

Reminder: Accommodations are never retroactive. 

No, you must submit your Faculty Notification Letter (FNL) request in minerAccess for each semester you choose to use your approved accommodations. 

No, the TSDS does not share any information regarding your disability to any staff or faculty members. Your FNL only states the accommodations that you are approved for. It is your decision to provide your disability information to your instructors, but it is not required.

Yes, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) staff and faculty are mandated to provide accommodations.  If you are concerned or have any issues with your accommodations please contact our office right away.  By phone (573) 341-6655 or email: sdsmst@mst.edu

No, we recommend that students are self-advocates and register with our office but they are not required to use accommodations.

Yes, if you are experiencing new/different barriers we can discuss and modify your accommodations. Contact our office to make an appointment to speak with an advisor, by phone (573) 341-6655 or email: sdsmst@mst.edu