DMU provides accommodations for students with documented disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504. The accommodations and assistance provided through DMU’s Disability Support Services Office (DSS) affords students equal access and equal opportunity to demonstrate their academic potential.
Students with a disability should contact Disability Support Services (DSS@divinemercy.edu) or complete the online Accommodation Request Form which initiates the interactive accommodation process with DSS. Documentation can be submitted with the online registration form, or emailed directly to DSS@divinemercy.edu.
Once the Form is submitted, the review and preparation period for DSS generally requires a minimum of ten business days to complete, upon which time the student will be contacted regarding the accommodation determination. Once an accommodation plan has been approved and signed, the student will receive an Instructor Notification document which the student should submit to the instructor during the first week of class.
Accommodation requests should be submitted to DSS in a timely manner, allowing sufficient time to initiate and complete the interactive accommodation process with DSS so that professors can be notified within the first week of class. Unless special circumstances exist, inquiries and applications made with the DSS office after the published ‘Last day to drop and receive a W’ date are generally considered applicable to the next Term or Semester.