Services for Students with Disabilities
When you register in an OL course, you have the option of stating that you require services and academic accommodations due to a disability. You are then invited to book an phone or in-person appointment with a disability advisor to discuss your eligibility and needs.
If you meet the documentation requirements and are deemed eligible, accommodations are set up before the course begins, time permitting. An accommodation letter is sent from Disability Services to the Exams department, and you receive a copy of the letter. If you require coursework accommodations, you are encouraged to share this letter with your Open Learning Faculty Member or instructor.
OL course delivery differs from that of on-campus courses, so there are some differences in services and academic accommodations. Please see Disability Services regarding eligibility, the registration process and an overview of academic accommodations.
Register with Disability Services one month before the deadline (see the Exam Sessions schedule).
Find an exams supervisor who can invigilate your exam and a location where you can write it (the location must have specialized software or other equipment). The exams supervisor must fill out the Statement of Presiding Supervisor form. Be sure to complete the student portion of this form before the form is submitted to the OL Exams department.
Here are some of the student forms you may need:
- Statement of Presiding Supervisor
- Course Extension Request
- Extension Fee Waiver Request
- Withdrawal in Extenuating Circumstances
Contact Student Services by email or call 1-800-663-9711 (toll-free in Canada) or 250-852-7000 (Kamloops and international), Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time).