The Ursinus programs that exist for all students are made accessible to students with documented disabilities. We strive the incorporate universal design principles across services and programs at Ursinus College.
In addition to the reasonable accommodations that students have in place or are requesting, students may sign up for Peer Mentoring and/or Academic Coaching.
Peer Mentoring Program for Students with Disabilities: Beginning in the Fall of 2020, students will have the opportunity to request a peer mentor to provide support in adjusting to college life, academically and socially. Click here to sign up for a Peer Mentor
Academic Coaching: Academic Coaching is a program where students can have the opportunity to engage with a peer mentor or staff in structured meetings throughout the semester to learn strategies to enhance executive functioning skills such as time management and organization, study skills, test-taking skills, and strategies for communicating with professors. Academic Coaching sessions are individualized to meet student needs and so can also focus on test anxiety, social skills, and overall adjusting to the college environment.
UC Possibilities: UC Possibilities is a student group comprised of students with and without disabilities focused on engaging the Ursinus community to promote awareness of disability and accessibility while breaking stigma to create an inclusive and accessible college environment.
Information for Receiving Reasonable Accommodations
Currently Approved Accommodation Letters
Accommodation Letters will be sent out to the Students’ instructors via email, once the student submits their Accommodation Request Form online through your Bear Accessibility Student Portal
At least 2 weeks prior to each semester, students should log into the Bear Accessibility Student Portal and renew their accommodations.
Requesting Exam Accommodation
Students with testing accommodations approved by Disability Services for either Extended Test-Time or Distraction Reduced Testing Environment can request exam proctors or exam space by completing the Alternative Testing form. This form can be accessed through your Bear Accessibility Student Portal.
Forms should be completed and submitted no less than 5 business days prior to the exam in order to ensure enough time to implement requested testing accommodations. Although we will make every effort to late requests, we cannot guarantee these requests will be accommodated and students may need to make arrangements with their faculty.
- Sign in through your Bear Accessibility Student Portal account.
- Click on Alternative Testing.
- Select the class your exam is in.
- Fill out the corresponding information about your exam (date, time, duration of exam). The duration of your exam should be the amount of time that is give in class. Your extra time for the exam will be calculated after you submit the Alternative Testing Form.
- Once form is received and arrangements are made, Disability Services will approve the Alternative Testing Request on Bear Accessibility, and the student will receive an email notification. The student is responsible for arriving at the Institute for Student Success 15 minutes prior to the exam.
Students who are interested in receiving academic accommodations, physical modifications/accommodations, and housing/food adjustments, and have not gone through the accommodation process should complete the Accommodation Request Form and contact the Director of Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-762-4329.