Prospective Student Information
The admission standards and procedures for students with disabilities are the same as for all applicants. Students are evaluated on the basis of their high school or college transcript and grade point average, as well as on standardized test scores. Contact the appropriate Admissions Office (Freshman, Transfer or Graduate) for information regarding the application process and to arrange a campus tour. A tour is strongly suggested to evaluate the accessibility of the campus based on your individual circumstances. Please visit the Admissions website for more information.
Foreign Language Requirement for Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs
A student whose documentation verifies a waiver of the high school foreign language requirement will be exempt from taking the foreign language sequence for the B.A. Degree program. However, the student must complete the two-course College Core requirement for "Intercultural Perspectives & Languages” (P5). The course options to complete the P5 Core include non-language courses and American Sign Language.
Foreign Language Requirement for NYS Teacher Certification
A two-course sequence in one foreign language or in American Sign Language fills the requirement for NYS Teacher Certification.
In order to evaluate requests for academic and non-academic accommodations, students must follow the Process to Request Accommodations.
"…If you are worried that your child with a disability will have a difficult time making a successful transition to college without your involvement… then you are probably right to be worried. Very few children with disabilities can succeed at the college level. On the other hand, students with disabilities survive and thrive on college campuses across the country. If you still think of your son or daughter as your "child," and they still are comfortable in accepting that role, it is time to take a careful look at where you have come from and what lies before you. As parents, it is time for us to step back and allow/encourage/gently nudge our SWD’s (Students With Disabilities) to assume significant independent responsibility for their own lives, both academically and personally."
Excerpt from "An Open Letter to Parents of Students with Disabilities About to Enter College," written by Jane E. Jarrow, Ph.D., President of DAIS (Disability Access Information & Support)
Dr. Jarrow has established a reputation for being knowledgeable and articulate in understanding and presenting the issues of importance related to disability in the higher education arena. She is a prolific author and an acknowledged leader in the field. Her professional involvement in this field spans 30 years.