Disability Services Office at each college offers a variety of accommodations for students with disabilities or special requirements. Services are coordinated to fit individual needs and may include:
Academic and career advisement services, testing arrangements, registration, and information and referral services are available.
Students requesting services are responsible for providing current educational or psychological/medical documentation from a qualified professional verifying disability and need for services. New students are encouraged to contact the
Disability Services Office at least one month before classes begin.
Students with disabilities attending college have a right to appeal decisions concerning physical and academic accommodations by submitting a written petition to the designated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator. For more information, contact the
Disability Services Office.
If you are a North Lake College student with a diagnosed disability (physical, psychological, learning, etc.), you might be eligible for services through the Disability Services Office (DSO). In order to receive accommodations, you must submit documentation of your disability. This documentation should be prepared by an appropriate qualified professional and be current, within the last five years. After verification of your disability, DSO specialists will certify your eligibility for services and determine which accommodations are appropriate.
If the documentation you provide is incomplete, inadequate, or outdated, DSO may require additional documentation in order to determine your eligibility for certain services.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you are required to provide one of the following:
The Counseling Center has partnered with Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH) to allow North Lake students and employees to take a free, anonymous Online Mental Health Screening for symptoms of concern such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. The screenings are meant to help you decide if consulting with a mental health professional would be beneficial to you. The results obtained are not formal diagnoses and not intended to replace professional discussions with a counselor.