Getting Started

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

Overview

Welcome to Georgia Highlands College!  To request Disability Support (DS) accommodations, please follow the steps below. It is the student’s responsibility to self-identify and initiate this process.  However, students are welcome to invite a family member to attend any meetings they have scheduled with SSS-DS staff. Students may meet with a member of our staff in person or via phone, or video conference as their needs require.

Requesting Accommodations

APPLICANTS

To request accommodations for the AccuPlacer Entrance Test only, please follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Complete the Pre-Admission Registration Form.  This form is for applicants who would like to receive accommodations for ACCUPLACER Testing ONLY. Requesting accommodations requires at least a two-week notice. Less time may not guarantee accommodations for your test date.

Step 2:

Obtain current documentation of the disability following the Documentation Guidelines  as outlined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Step 3:

Submit the completed Pre-Admission Registration Form, and current documentation of the disability to SSS-DS office at the campus location you plan to attend.  You will be contacted once your information is reviewed and provided with further instructions to arrange for the AccuPlacer Test.

 

NEW STUDENTS

Step 1:

Complete the Intake Request Form.  The Intake Form serves as your formal request for services.  You may complete this form at any point once you have been accepted for admission to GHC.  The registration process takes time.  Therefore, all students are encouraged to register with SSS-DS in a timely manner.  Ideally, you should submit your request for services at least 4 weeks before the semester you will begin classes.  Registering later in the semester can delay implementation of your accommodations.

Step 2:

Obtain current documentation of the disability following the Documentation Guidelines  as outlined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Step 3:

Submit the completed Intake Request Form, and current documentation of the disability to SSS-DS office at the campus location you plan to attend.

Step 4:

Allow time for SSS-DS to review all information.  Consultation with appropriate entities may be necessary to determine eligibility and appropriate accommodations.  You will be contacted once your information is reviewed and provided with further instructions regarding the next steps to completing your registration with SSS-DS.

Step 5:

Respond in a timely manner to SSS-DS follow-up about the request for accommodations.  The follow-up could include a request for additional information or scheduling an appointment to discuss accommodations.

Step 6:

Work with SSS-DS, faculty and staff to complete the steps required to arrange for your accommodations.

 

RETURNING STUDENTS

Step 1:

Request an Accommodations Letter each semester by submitting a copy of your course schedule to SSS-DS.

Step 2:

Work with SSS-DS, faculty and staff to complete the steps required to arrange for your accommodations.