Getting Started

Requesting accommodations is a 3-part process:

1. Self-Identification

University students are responsible for identifying themselves as a person with a disability. At S&T this is done through the Student Disability Services Team.

To self-identify with TSDS, complete an application in minerAccess. For assistance with the application, please see the minerAccess Application Guide or contact the Student Disability Services Team at dss@mst.edu.

2. Providing Disability Documentation

You can submit documentation directly into minerAccess or submit it to be uploaded to your application. Contact dss@mst.edu with any questions about documentation.

Documentation Guidelines 

3. Intake Interview

Once TSDS has received your application and documentation, we will contact you to schedule an intake interview. In this interview, an accommodation advisor will talk with you about your previous educational experiences, past accommodations, what has been effective and ineffective in providing access, and the next steps.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions or concerns at any point in this process, an Accommodation Advisor would be happy to talk with you. Contact TSDS at dss@mst.edu to schedule an appointment.

PRO Day Accommodations

If you would like to request accommodation for your PRO Day and/or math placement test, complete a Voluntary Disclosure of Disability (VDD) Form. When we receive your VDD form, we’ll contact you to discuss your accommodation needs for PRO.

Current Accommodated Students

Using Approved Accommodations

Once you have been approved for accommodations, you will receive a student eligibility letter along with information about faculty notification letters.

Each semester, you must request which accommodation(s) you will use for each class.

accommodated Students

Accommodations

Accommodation advisors work with students to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations dependent upon each individual situation. Some of the more common accommodation requests are listed below.

This includes accommodations such as extended time and testing in a reduced distraction environment.

You must talk with your instructor about whether they plan for you to take your accommodated tests in the Testing Center. The Testing Center must receive confirmation from your instructor before you will be able to test in the Testing Center.

Testing Center

This accommodation is designed to give students access to lecture content.

Most often, this accommodation provides students with access to texts that can be read with an e-reader or converted into enlarged print.

Students requesting residential and/or dietary accommodations will need to complete an application in minerAccess and submit documentation that includes a diagnosis statement and the accommodation need as it relates to the disability.

Any student requesting housing accommodations should review Residential Life’s Guide 2020-2021

For a more comprehensive list of accommodations see the link below. 

Types of Accommodations