In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, we provide accommodations if you have documented physical, emotional, or educational disabilities.
Accommodation Information for Students
- Apply using our online portal. (New Student Application-for new users and AIM Login-for returning users)
- Download and print the medical documentation form. Have your provider fax the form to 615-353-3770 or upload to our online portal.
If you have a three-year eligibility/psychoeducational report or VA disability documentation,
this can be provided in lieu of the medical documentation form. A coordinator will
contact you to schedule an intake.
Please note accommodations are active the date of intake interview and are not retroactive.
- If you have previously applied, please call the Access Center at 615-353-3363 to discuss accommodations or email AccessCenter@nscc.edu.
- Need Help? Please watch this video for a walk-through of the application process: How to Apply for Accommodations
Potential accommodations might include:
- Priority seating
- Electronic/alternate textbooks
- Permission to voice record lectures
- Large print
- Extended time on tests
- Adaptive technology
- Students who wish to use testing accommodations, such as extended time, should schedule a testing appointment through Accommodation Online Portal (AIM) two business days in advance and contact the Access Center if there are any concerns.
- Please make accommodated testing appointments at least two business days in advance with the Access Center.
- Certain exam appointments (KAPLAN, Accuplacer, etc.) require at least five business days advance notice.
- More About the Nashville State Testing Center.
Responsibilities of the Access Center
- Provide reasonable accommodations per federal guidelines based on eligibility.
- Advise faculty and staff on appropriate accommodations for students.
- Provide training to the campus community on accommodations and disability awareness.
- Maintain and adhere to confidentiality/HIPPA guidelines.
- Encourage students to self-advocate.
- Communicate with the campus community regarding accommodation processes, procedures, and expectations.
Responsibilities of Faculty and Staff
- Review pre-semester Faculty Notification Letter (FNL)
- Support the Access Center and students in providing appropriate accommodations.
- Engage in accommodation processes, procedures, and expectations.
- Ensure the confidentiality of the student and their accommodations.
- Refer students to the Access Center as appropriate.
- Communicate with the Access Center when there are questions/concerns.
Responsibilities of the Student
- Apply for Access Center services if you have a documented disability and need accommodations.
- Provide documentation of your disability. Documentation can be medical, educational, psychological, or other appropriate evaluative information.
- Understand your accommodations.
- Proactively communicate with instructors concerning accommodation needs.
- Ensure you are communicating with the Access Center when you believe your accommodations are not being followed.
- Work continuously towards self-advocacy.
- Return all borrowed equipment in good condition and on time.
- Schedule your testing appointments two business days in advance in the alternative testing tab in your online portal.
Accommodations are an interactive process requiring consistent communication between students, instructors, and the Access Center. Discuss accommodation challenges in an Access Team Meeting where you, your instructors, and Access Center staff collaborate to find solutions.
If the student disagrees with an accommodation decision by the Access Center please follow these steps:
- The student must express this concern to their Access Center Coordinator.
- If a mutual agreement cannot be reached it will be escalated, per the student's request, to the Access Center Director.
- If a resolution cannot be determined concerning reasonable accommodations at the Access Coordinator level and at the Access Director level, the student may participate in the Student Grievance Complaint Procedure outlined in the Student Policy Handbook