Students who would like to receive academic accommodations while enrolled at High Point University must self-identify as a student with a disability by formally registering with the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS). Registration, documentation, and participation in an interactive process are required for all requested accommodations.
The interactive process involves the student meeting with an Accessibility Specialist and discussing the student’s academic concerns while attending High Point University. The Accessibility Specialist will review the submitted documentation after meeting with the student and take into consideration what was discussed during the meeting. Once the Specialist has reviewed the documentation, the student will receive an eligibility letter with the approved accommodations.
Students with approved academic accommodations must request their accommodations at the beginning of each semester. Accommodations are NOT retroactive. Therefore, students must be proactive by requesting accommodations at the beginning of each semester and/or academic school year.
High Point University (HPU) is committed to providing reasonable and effective accommodations to individuals with disabilities. The legal definition of disability is a mental or physical condition that substantially limits a major life activity compared to most people. Substantial in this context is somewhat subjective but means a notable, significant, meaningful limit/difference to the manner in which the individual engages in the activity, the conditions necessary for them to engage in the activity, the duration for which they can engage in the activity or the frequency which they engage in the activity. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and the proper functioning of major bodily systems.
If you have questions, please call the High Point University Office of Accessibility Resources and Services at 336-841-9026.
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Has it been a few weeks, and you feel like your accommodations need some adjustments? No problem! Schedule a meeting with a member of our OARS team, and we are happy to sit down and discuss any changes that need to be made.