Student Responsibilities and Process

The search for a reasonable accommodation is a shared responsibility among the individual requiring accommodation and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. 

A prior history of accommodation in high school does not warrant the provision of similar accommodations in a post-secondary setting. A student's documentation must demonstrate reasonable evidence that the accommodations requested are required given the nature of the disability.

To access our services, please do the following:

  1. Register your disability and have your disability verified using this form (pdf).
    If you are applying for a program:

    1. Disclose that you have a disability when you apply by checking the "I have a permanent disability" box on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic application form
    2. Meet regular or special admissions entrance requirements
    3. At least four to six months before starting your program, meet with a accessibility counsellor to discuss verification of your disability, funding grants and accommodations.

    If you are already in a program:

    1. If you did not disclose a disability during the application process, accommodations will depend on available resources and funding
    2. Ask your instructor for a referral to Learning Services office, who will provide support and possible referral to an accessibility counsellor
    3. If you think you have an undiagnosed learning disability, assessment may be arranged

  2. Provide current medical documentation to verify the disability and supports the need for accommodations. Your documentation should include the following:

    1. Diagnosis of disability by a certified practitioner, e.g. registered psychologist, medical doctor, psychiatrist. In the case of learning disabilities, psycho-educational assessment documents should be completed within the last five years. With respect to physical disabilities, more current documentation may be required.
    2. A description of how your disability impacts your daily activities and/or will impact your academic studies.
    3. Recommendations for accommodations and support services based upon limitations of your disability.

  3. Arrange a meeting with an accessibility counsellor to collaboratively develop an accommodation plan.
  4. Apply for funding for academic supports to help offset the cost of accommodations.
  5. Cooperate in the search for and implementation of a reasonable accommodation.
  6. Follow the accommodation plan.
  7. Discuss any concerns and report any changes in your needs with the accessibility counsellor.
  8. Exams must be booked at least 7 business days in advance of each exam. For more information, please contact your Accessibility Counsellor.
  9. Contact Learning Services for assistance with study skills/test-taking, essay writing, individualized assistance with reading, writing, math and science and/or access to a tutor. There is no guarantee that a tutor will be available.
  10. Activate your student email account. Correspondence with Accessibility Services occurs via your Saskatchewan Polytechnic student email account.
  11. Other responsibilities as listed in Saskatchewan Polytechnic policy: Reasonable Accommodation (pdf)