Disabilities Services At Georgian Court University

Frequently Asked Questions

Georgian Court University is committed to serving students with learning disabilities, psychological, emotional, neurological, physical, and autism spectrum disabilities. We offer not only accommodations, but other programs of support. Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding our services:

I Had An IEP Or 504 Plan In High School. Do I Have These In College?
Although there are no IEPs at the college level, your IEP or 504 Plan can be used to outline the college accommodations you require. Please send us your IEP, 504 Plan, or other documentation to support your need for accommodations.

What Accommodations Can I Commonly Receive In College?
Accommodations for both in-class and testing requirements are provided depending on your documentation needs. Included are: extended time for testing, calculator, a distraction-reduced setting for exams, preferential.

How Do I Request Accommodations From Georgian Court University?

  • Students must submit an IEP, 504 plan, or other documentation of a disability to the TLC/disabilities office in the Student Success Center in order to receive accommodations.
  • An appointment must be made with the Director of TLC and Disabilities Services to discuss student needs and appropriate accommodations supported by documentation.
  • 504 plans are completed and submitted to the professors by the students.
  • Students request a signature from the professor on a Receipt of 504 Plan which is submitted to the Disabilities Services Office to verify that professors received notification of a student’s accommodations.

**Students must make an appointment with the Director each semester to discuss accommodations and obtain new notices for professors. This should take place within the first two weeks of each semester.

Documentation:

  • must be within the past five years
  • must be relevant to requested accommodations
  • must be prepared by a medical or other licensed professional who is qualified to assess the student's disability

What Program Of Support Is Offered For Students With Learning Disabilities And Other Learning Challenges?
The Learning Center Program (TLC) is a highly specialized, fee-based program for students with documented mild to moderate learning disabilities. The program offers individuals one-on-one support with a professional staff member. Highlights of The Learning Center program include:

  • a personalized coaching/tutoring program that offers both academic and personal assistance so that students have the greatest chance of completing a successful college education;
  • one-on-one sessions with Academic Support Specialists that help students develop time management, organizational, study, and testing skills;
  • content tutoring in many subject areas and evaluation of progress through tracking of grades, assignments, and reports;
  • arrangement for accommodations required by students' individual in-class and testing needs;
  • guaranteed two hours of one-on-one assistance per week with an academic support specialist, and more sessions if needed upon request;
  • development of socialization and life skills in a warm, friendly, and safe environment;
  • high graduation rates throughout the years;
  • strong bonds with our students, which continue long after graduation

Students must first be accepted to Georgian Court University to be enrolled in the TLC Program. An interview with the Director of TLC and Disabilities Services is required.

Do I Have To Enroll In TLC To Receive Accommodations?
No. All students with documentation of a disability may request accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at no charge.

More questions? Contact: The Learning Center/Disabilities Services in the lower level of the library in the Student Success Center or by phone at 732.987.2650.

Georgian Court University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in any of its programs or activities. Services are provided in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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