Students: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This section includes commonly asked questions that students have regarding academic accommodations and support provided by Student Accessibility Support (SAS).
What types of services does SAS offer?
What resources are available if I suspect that I have a disability?
Does SAS provide testing?
Do I have to disclose my disability to my instructors?
If I don’t have a disability, can I still receive accommodations?
Can my parent/guardian talk to SAS on my behalf?
Does SAS assist with temporary impairments such as an injury or a concussion?
This section includes guidance on how to request academic accommodations through Student Accessibility Support (SAS) and the documentation required.
What is the process for requesting academic accommodations through SAS?
What are the documentation requirements for obtaining academic accommodations?
How often do I need to submit my documentation?
Is it okay to begin the process of requesting academic accommodations in the middle of the semester?
Can my accommodation request be denied by SAS?
How do I get testing accommodations for standardized tests for graduate school?
This section includes guidance on how to notify instructors, utilizing your accommodations in class and for final exams.
How do I notify my instructors regarding my accommodations?
When should I provide my accommodation letters to my instructors?
Can I receive accommodations if I do not provide a letter from SAS?
What do I do if an approved accommodation is not being implemented in a class?
What should I do if my accommodations aren’t working?
How do I ensure that I have my accommodations for final exams?
This section includes information about non-academic accommodations and their processes available at Brandeis.
Student Accessibility Support helps students acquire academic accommodations, but there are different processes for housing, dietary, and parking accommodations, as well as requesting to use the Accessible Transport Van. If you require these other types of accommodations, it is important that you familiarize yourself with these different processes.
For pregnancy or religious accommodations, please email the Office of Equal Opportunity, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I request non-academic accommodations for housing, parking, or medical dietary needs?
Is there an accessible transportation system on campus?
Other campus resources
This section includes information about other supports, the grievance process, and other accessibility reporting systems. We also encourage you to check out our Accessibility Resources webpage for a list of SAS related resources that we have compiled together in one place.
Is there a grievance process in place if I experience a problem related to accommodations or other disability-related treatment at Brandeis?
If I notice an issue with accessibility on campus, how can I notify SAS?
What if I want peer-to-peer support with navigating my disability/condition on campus? Does SAS have any resources?
Where can I get some help advocating for my needs with faculty?
What other support is available at Brandeis?
The following section is guidance for prospective students on required documentation and accommodations available at Brandeis.
May I meet with Student Accessibility Support (SAS) while I am a prospective student?
I am an admitted student. Can I send my documentation to SAS to tell me what accommodations that I would be eligible to receive if I were to enroll at Brandeis?
Once I decide to attend Brandeis, how do I request accommodations and services from SAS?