We support students experiencing disability related barriers by providing academic accommodations and support which allow them to access and fully participate in their own educational experience.
Reviewing documentation before offer of admission
We can answer questions about the general types of supports and accommodations available at Queen’s, such as Read & Write and Student Academic Success Services (SASS). Prospective students can see some types of academic accommodations we may provide.
However, we cannot review your medical documentation or guarantee any accommodation before you accept your offer of admission. To begin the intake process, documentation must be uploaded to the Ventus Student Portal. Students require a netID and password to access this portal, which is provided once they are registered for academic courses.
Students are encouraged to understand QSAS Documentation Criteria.
High School IEPs
We will review a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the accommodation process. However, accommodations you received in high school are not automatically transferred over to university.
Approved accommodations are informed primarily by the functional impacts a student may experience in their university courses. This information is obtained from your first-person experience, a review of your medical documentation, and an understanding of how your specific barriers may present themselves in the courses you are taking at Queen’s.
Considering academic requirements and standards, we grant accommodations that remove barriers and permit equitable access to learning in the specific courses that the student is taking.
Recommended accommodations in medical documentation
We take medical documentation into account when providing accommodations. However, accommodations are based on a combination of your first-person experience, a review of your medical documentation, and an understanding of how your specific barriers may present themselves in the specific Queen’s courses that you are taking.
The medical documentation provided by your healthcare provider may not take into account the structure of your academics at university and as such some of the recommendations may not be required for your specific classes.
Accommodations in Residence
Visit the Queen’s Residence website for information about accommodations for a disability while living in Residence.
General Accessibility at Queen’s
Visit the Accessibility Hub for helpful information about accessibility for people with disabilities at Queen’s.
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