First Appointment and Eligibility

The first appointment students schedule with an Assisted Learning Services Department Counselor is to determine eligibility for accommodations. Students may also receive other administrative assistance during their first appointment.

When arriving for their appointment, students must have written documentation of their disability (exceptions can be made if the student has a permanent, visible handicap). This initial appointment is normally scheduled for one hour.

Acceptable sources for written documentation of a disability generally include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical Doctors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers and Educators
  • Other Professionals
  • Michigan Jobs Commission
  • Other Rehabilitation Agencies

Students are encouraged to see an Assisted Learning Services Counselor, as needed. Counselors can help with information on registration, graduation, academic advising, career counseling, and personal counseling. After the initial counseling session to determine eligibility for accommodations, follow-up sessions are generally scheduled for 30 minutes.