Request for services for subsequent semesters
Each semester current students need to stop by the Disability Resources office to complete a Request for Accommodations form. The Request form is completed on a computer in the Disability Resources office in order for you to receive your accommodation letters for the current semester. If you are an Online Learning student please call or email us and we will send you a release to complete the form in our office for you.
Once the Request form is completed an accommodation letter will be prepared by Disability Resources staff for you to take to your professors. Letters are usually prepared when you are in the office completing the Request form but during busy times it may take up to 1 week to prepare your letters, please plan accordingly. You are responsible for taking these letters to each of your instructors and for discussing in detail the specific accommodations and how they will be utilized in their class.
A change to your existing accommodation plan requires a meeting with a Disability Resources Coordinator. You are responsible for scheduling this meeting. You may need to provide additional documentation to support any additions to your current accommodation plan.
If you receive extra time on your exams as an accommodation please discuss this with each instructor. Your instructor may decide to give you extra time in the classroom or ask that you take your exams in the DR office. If you will be taking your exams in the DR office you will need to reserve a room for the test at least 48 hours in advance. To do this you can either call or stop by the office. Prior to the exam please remind your instructor that you will be taking your exam in the DR office.
If you have scheduled a test room and need to cancel or change it please notify us as soon as possible. Also, please know that when you schedule a test time, the scheduled time is when the allowed time for your exam begins. If you arrive late you will not receive your full extended time.
Applying for ETS/Praxis Accommodations
Step 1: Visit the main ETS/Praxis website and scroll down until you see a gray box with a “Disability Accommodations” link. Click on the “Disability Accommodations” link.
Step 2: Log into your Praxis Account. If you do not have an account, set one up here. This account is where you will apply for accommodations and submit your documentation.
Step 3: Submit payment for the test(s) you need. However, do not schedule any tests. If you schedule a test, ETS will not review your accommodation request.
Step 4: After you have paid for the test(s), remain logged in to your ETS account and click on "Praxis Accommodation Status/New Request" under the "Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs" section on the home page.
Step 5: Fill out each section, questions pertaining to your disability and what accommodations you are requesting. Then you will see a place where you can upload your documentation. Your documentation must be less than 5 years old. See ETS’s documentation guidelines for more information about documentation for specific disabilities. *Please keep in mind that college documentation standards may be different than ETS documentation standards.
Step 6: ETS will email you in 4-6 weeks with a decision regarding your request. USI Disability Resources staff is knowledgeable about this process and happy to help guide you through it. Please feel free to make an appointment with a DR Coordinator.