All CCV students have access to small classes, part-time schedules, online courses, individual advisors, and online tutoring. CCV also welcomes all students and we strive to provide equal access to college courses for students with disabilities. If you need accommodations because of a disability that impacts your learning, it is your responsibility to take at least one of the steps below. It is recommended that you do this as soon as possible to allow for planning and preparation.

  • Answer “yes” to the disability question on your CCV application.
  • Complete the student self-disclosure form.
  • Tell an accessibility advisor or accessibility support staff that you have a disability and you would like accommodations.

All CCV students have access to small classes, part-time schedules, online courses, individual advisors, online tutoring, and in-person academic mentoring. If you need accommodations, follow the steps below. Please begin the steps at least one month before classes start.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen after I submit a form or answer “yes” on the application?

You will receive an email with your next steps. These steps are the same as what you can find in this webpage.

Who will I talk to about this?

You will be assigned to work with an accessibility advisor who can help you with this process. This person will also be your academic advisor and support you in meeting your academic goals at CCV.

What if I do not know what accommodations I may need?

This is okay and is common, especially for first time college students. We will look at your documentation and talk with you about what has worked best for you in the past. Accommodations can also be updated and changed as needed when appropriate.

Can I bring someone to our meetings?

Absolutely.

Step 1: Learn about Accessibility Services at CCV

Learn more about accessibility services at CCV by reading our Accommodation Policy (compatible with screen readers).

If you had an IEP or 504 in high school, you may have some expectations for what accommodations look like in college. If so, we recommend that you review the following pdf document to clarify misconceptions or confusion about the process.

Differences between High School and College Accommodations (pdf)

Step 2: Gather Your Documentation

Collect any official paperwork that:

  • states and describes your disability,
  • explains how your disability may impact learning, and
  • is from an authorized agency, individual, or appropriate medical source and includes the names, titles, and professional credentials of the evaluator(s) or professional who can verify the disability
  • suggests reasonable accommodations (optional)

Examples of documentation include:

  • doctor’s letter dated, signed and printed on office letterhead
  • psychoeducational evaluation dated and signed by a psychologist
  • complete report from high school (IEPs and 504 plans are sometimes incomplete)

Step 3: Submit Your Documentation to CCV

You may drop off, mail, email, or fax your documentation to the CCV center nearest you (please note – Springfield and Middlebury locations will not be able to process your documentation). An accessibility advisor will review your documentation in advance of your appointment with them.

Accessibility Advisors

Academic Center Locations

Step 4: Schedule an Appointment to Create Your Accommodation Plan

An accessibility advisor or the accessibility support staff will schedule an appointment with you. During your appointment, we will discuss your requests. Together we will consider your interests, strengths and weaknesses, documentation, course requirements, and the reasonability of your requests. Using this information, we will create your accommodation plan.

Accommodation plans need to be renewed each semester. Please reach out to your accessibility advisor before the start of classes each semester. Accommodations cannot be applied retroactively.

Step 5: Share Your Accommodation Plan with Your Instructors

You may email or give your plan directly to your instructor. If you or your instructor have any questions, you may ask your accessibility advisor.

Step 6: Check in Regularly with Your Accessibility Advisor

By checking in regularly with your accessibility advisor you will be able to maximize the benefits of your accommodation plan. Throughout college, you’ll be able to:

  • clarify learning preferences,
  • develop and sharpen learning strategies,
  • ask for help,
  • use resources such as Tutor.com and learning centers,
  • practice new ways to study and remember information, and
  • confirm which accommodations serve you best.

CCV Accessibility Advisors

Cody Miller – 802-786-6996

  • Bennington
  • Brattleboro
  • Rutland
  • Springfield

Erin Needham – 802-334-4327

  • Middlebury
  • Montpelier
  • Morrisville
  • Newport
  • St. Johnsbury
  • Upper Valley

Marie Frietze, Kate Anderson – 802-654-0970

  • St. Albans
  • Winooski

Students taking classes exclusively online may reach out to any accessibility coordinator.

Northern Lights at CCV
Joanne Rouleau – 802-748-6673

ADA Resource Coordinator
Marie Frietze – 802-654-0970

ADA Officer
Angela Albeck – 802-654-0690

Ready to get started?

Apply today or contact us with any questions.