Student Accommodation ProceduresVarious accommodations are provided free of charge to qualified WSU students to gain equal access to their classes. To get a printable copy of all Access Services procedures, go to the Access Services Student Handbook.
Each semester, you’ll need to submit a request form through the Access Services Student Dashboard for each class in which you would like to receive accommodations.
You may do that any time after registration when your schedule is finalized. Your professor will be notified of your eligibility via email.
Scheduling an Exam
Students taking exams in Access Services should follow these steps in the Access Services Student Dashboard:
- Enter your StarID and password if you get a pop-up box.
- Select Test Dashboard, then "New Test Request".
- Choose a valid time between 8am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.
- You have until 4:29pm today to sign up for an exam that is 3 business days from today.
- Complete all the fields and click “Submit”.
- Sign up for all exams at the beginning of the semester so you don’t miss deadlines.
- Contact Access Services at firstname.lastname@example.org if the date or time needs to be changed.
You can also see which exams you’ve scheduled to take in the Access Services Student Dashboard.
For more detailed instructions, please consult the Access Services Student Handbook (PDF).
Access Services relies on the use of technology to assist students with their note taking needs. An iPad may be identified as an appropriate access solution for a student and will be provided with Notability. Smart Pens are available from Access Services to students as an alternative to an iPad.
More specific information can be found on the Note-taking page.
Alternate Format Textbooks
Sign Language Interpreters
Access Services will arrange for an interpreter to be present in the classroom and other class-related activities, such as small groups or a meeting with a faculty member.
- Written or emailed complaints should be filed within 30 days of the date the incident occurred with the Coordinator of Access Services.
- If an informal resolution is not reached, the student should file a complaint through the University’s Affirmative Action Office.
- Students also may file a complaint directly with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights or with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. The Statute of Limitations for filing a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights is 180 days from the date the incident occurred.