Texas A&M University-Kingsville

FAQ for Students

I think I have a learning disability, but have never been tested. How do I get tested?

The DRC maintains a list of qualified professionals who can work with you to determine if you have a learning disability.

Who pays for the testing?

Students are responsible for any costs incurred in documenting a disability.

My documentation states that I should get a specific accommodation, but the DRC says it is not an appropriate accommodation--Why?

Texas A&M University - Kingsville must provide reasonable accommodation to students with documented disabilities. The DRC staff uses your documentation as a guideline for determining appropriate accommodations. While doctors may suggest possible accommodations, we are not required to follow the doctor's recommendations. In addition to ensuring access for students, DRC must also ensure that accommodations do not interfere with the integrity of the class or academic standards of the University. In addition to ensuring access for students, DRC must also ensure that accommodations do not interfere with the integrity of the class or academic standards of the University and do not cause the institution to incur a financial hardship.

When do accommodations begin?

Accommodations take effect when you have been approved for services, signed the student responsibility statement, and delivered your letters to the professors. We strongly recommend that you make an appointment or visit during an office hour with each professor to go over your letter together. This ensures that everyone is clear on how the accommodations will be implemented in each particular class once the details are worked out and your accommodations are in place. If you or your professors have concerns regarding any of the accommodations, contact DRC immediately at 361-593-3024. Accommodations are not retroactive.

Do I need to register with the DRC each semester to receive accommodations?

Yes. You need to register with the DRC each semester that you are enrolled and requesting accommodations. Accommodation letters are specific to each class, so anytime you have a schedule change (new semester or you add a class after a semester starts) you will need to make an appointment to get your letters of accommodation.

This page was last updated on: August 20, 2013