Student Disability Services

Students who request accommodation for a disability should contact Student Disability Services at the Office of Student Affairs by emailing sds@ciis.edu. Students will be guided through the registration procedures for accommodation. Any questions, requests for accommodation or access, or concerns regarding services for students or applicants with a disability as defined by law should be addressed to the University disability officer, who is also the Dean of Students.

California Institute of Integral Studies complies with the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for working toward equal access.

More information can be found on the Student Disability Services page of MyCIIS.

Admissions

The Admissions Office identifies applicants who meet the Institute's academic and admission requirements and show promise of contributing to the Institute community and to the world at large. The Institute seeks applicants with diverse interests, backgrounds, and abilities. The academic program admission committees, in coordination with the Admissions Office staff, carefully consider each applicant's academic and nonacademic credentials and readiness in making admission decisions.

The Institute welcomes and encourages physically and perceptually disabled students with otherwise appropriate qualifications to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that students with disabilities are able to pursue educational degrees at the Institute.

Forms

Note: You should be able to enter information into the form fields within the Word document. If you are unable to type in the form fields, click Tools > Macro > Security, and set the security level to Medium. Open the file once more, and you will be prompted to either Enable or Disable the macros in the form. Click Enable, and you should now be able to enter your information, save it, and send it to the Dean of Students Office. After this, you should reset the Security level back to its previous level.

Examinations and Special Arrangements

Special arrangements such as extra time for taking examinations or writing papers can be made. Students should discuss their special needs with the instructor at the beginning of each course. The Dean of Students can also help to notify faculty of special needs.

Coursework Assistance

Help with note-taking may be arranged either with someone in the class, or by special arrangement. Blind and visually impaired students may receive reader assistance, coordinated by the Dean of Students.

Equipment, Facilities, and Other Resources

The Institute's goal is to make facilities, programs, and experiences accessible to all members of the community. The Institute works individually with disabled students to determine how individual needs can best be met.

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