Classroom Accommodations

Every student at La Salle is given equal opportunity for participation in classes, academic activities, programs, and extra-curricular offerings. Students who need accommodations in order to fully partake in these activities must submit medical or psychological certification of an illness or condition. Once the University obtains the student’s completed documentation, we will work with him/her to make the accommodations.

To ensure that you have the best possible academic experience, we offer a variety of classroom accommodations. The accommodations available are designed to help you achieve your academic goals. We want to help you accomplish your academic goals!

How do I request accommodations?

  1. Submit written documentation from your medical specialist or licensed psychologist. The age of acceptable documentation is dependent upon the health condition, the student’s current health status, and his/her request for accommodations.
  2. The documentation should include a list of the classroom accommodations the student would like to use.
  3. The University works with students requesting accommodations on a case-by-case basis. It is only after we obtain complete documentation and work with you to determine the appropriate accommodations, that a letter confirming your accommodations will be sent.

All medical information is 100% confidential. You can be as discrete as you choose, however, we recommend letting your instructors know about your disability. If you should choose not to inform them, then your instructors will only be notified of the accommodations of which they need to be aware.

Chronic Health and Physical Conditions

Requirements of your medical specialist:

  • A medical specialist in the area of the specific impairment for which accommodations are being sought must complete and sign the documentation.
  • The practitioner’s code of ethics in relation to qualifications and conflicts of interest must be upheld in order to have proper assessment of required accommodations.
  • Documentation must be typed, dated, signed by the specialist, and submitted on professional letterhead.

Learning Disorder (including a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD)

Requirements of your medical specialist:

  • A licensed specialist should submit a current psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation which must be typed, dated, signed by the specialist, and submitted on professional letterhead.
  • The current and complete psycho-educational evaluation must be less than three years old and include all test scores and results. 

Requirements of the report:

  • The evaluation should include objective testing to demonstrate the presence of current and certified disorders, clear identification of functional impairments related to the disorders, and recommendations for accommodations in a higher educational environment.
  • The evaluation must have a clear statement of the DSM-IV or DSMV diagnosis.
  • A recent 504 plan or IEP Plan is helpful but not required.

Psychological Disorders

Requirements of the report:

  • Report must include a clear statement of the diagnosis, including related symptoms and any fluctuating conditions.
  • The report must also contain a clear explanation of how symptoms cause significant limitations in academic settings.

Sensory Impairment

Requirements of the report:

  • Must include a clear statement of the sensory impairment including related symptoms and any fluctuating conditions.
  • The report must also contain a clear explanation of how symptoms cause significant limitations in academic settings.

Types of Classroom Accommodations

  • Classes in buildings that are physically accessible
  • Convenient daily shuttle bus service is available
  • Testing accommodations
  • And many more!

For more information or to request accommodations contact:

Ms. Rose Lee Pauline, Affirmative Action Officer, Title 9 Coordinator, Academic Affairs Support Specialist
1900 West Olney Avenue,
Philadelphia PA, 19141-1199
215-951-1014
Email: pauline@lasalle.edu