Returning Students

Activate Your Academic Accommodations

Students registered with our office must activate their academic accommodations every year to access supports such as accommodated tests and exams. If you are new to our services, visit our New Students page to find out about registration.

To activate your academic accommodations, please request your Letter of Accommodation (LOA). Your accommodations will be activated when your LOA is emailed to you.  Please note the “valid until” date at the top of your LOA.

Letter of Accommodation Request Form.

If you registered with our office with a temporary disability, you might be asked to provide additional documentation before your academic accommodations can be re-activated.

Glendon students must contact Accessibility, Well-Being, and Counselling at Glendon to activate their accommodations/request their LOA.

What is a Letter of Accommodation?

A letter of Accommodation (LOA) lists the academic accommodations recommended by our office and lets course instructors know that you are registered with us. Your LOA should be provided to course instructors, (professors, teaching assistants, lab instructors), at the start of the term. If you registered with our office with a temporary disability, you might be asked to provide additional documentation before your LOA can be issued.

Review the recommendations made in your LOA, please note the “valid until” date listed at the top of the letter. Contact your Accessibility Counsellor if you have questions or concerns about your LOA. Their name and an email address are provided at the bottom of your letter.

Students who register with our office after the start of the term should provide their LOA to course instructor(s) as soon as it becomes available. Access to academic accommodations, such as accommodated tests and exams, might be limited and not always available. A Letter of Accommodation cannot be provided in advance of registration with our office.

How do I Request Accommodated Tests & Exams?

With the move to an online/virtual learning environment in summer and fall/winter 2020, test and exam accommodations, such as additional time, are being put in place by course instructors.

Accommodated tests and exams will NOT be coordinated by Alternate Exam & Test Scheduling (Alt Exams).

Connect directly with your course instructor(s) regarding your test/exam accommodations. Your Letter of Accommodation lists your academic accommodations and should be provided to your course instructor(s) at the start of the term. If you have questions or concerns related to the provision of test/exam accommodations, contact your Accessibility Counsellor.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to accommodations and the shift to an online learning environment, visit our Accommodations and How to Receive Them page.