Specific Needs

Florida College recognizes and values our students with specific needs, including students with disabilities. The college does not discriminate against students with disabilities and endeavors to keep its policies and programs in compliance with appropriate federal and state laws.

If you are a prospective student with specific needs, Florida College welcomes you. The faculty and administration work together to extend educational and spiritual opportunities to all students, regardless of circumstances, and we encourage you to join with us in this effort.

Accommodations

Florida College offers various accommodations to all students who qualify as specific-needs students. Accommodations are adjustments to a student’s academic routine specifically intended to offset physical differences or other circumstances that limit substantively that student’s ability to succeed academically.

Examples of accommodations are:

  • Extra time on exams
  • Taking exams in a quiet location
  • Recording lectures
  • Printed lecture notes or note-takers (scribes)
  • Designated parking areas

The granting and management of student accommodations are the responsibility of the Florida College academic advising office. The college’s legal obligation is to provide reasonable accommodations as defined by applicable federal and states laws. It is the college’s responsibility to determine to the best of its ability what accommodations are reasonable.

Confidentiality

Students with specific needs are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Florida College respects the confidential nature of the student’s medical information. Access to information provided is used by our personnel on a need-to-know basis and for ongoing support of your accommodations. Information provided to faculty for accommodation purposes will state only approved academic accommodations.

Come see us in person.