Academic Advising: Accommodation Requests
To request accommodations through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Disability Learning Resource Center (DLRC), you must provide documentation of your disability to the DLRC. Just follow the steps below, and we will work with you to determine, implement, and monitor reasonable accommodations for you.
Step 1: Submit documentation of your disability. For learning disabilities, a full psychoeducational evaluation is required. For other disabilities, you need a doctor to complete a form. You can access the forms here.
Step 2: Meet with a member of the DLRC staff. We will work with you to determine reasonable accommodations for your disability. You will receive a letter describing the accommodations that have been approved for you. Please make a copy for each of your instructors. Instructors who do not receive a letter are not obligated to provide the accommodations. You must request accommodations each semester. They do not carry over.
While you are under no obligation to disclose your diagnosis, it is often beneficial to talk openly with your instructor about the impact of your disability on your academic performance. We encourage you to work collaboratively with your instructors. The DLRC is always available to assist you and your instructors in this process.
The DLRC staff is available by appointment Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. in the DLRC office at 116 S. Michigan, 13th floor. Stop in to make an appointment, or call 312.499.4278.