Register for Services

Congratulations New Highlanders

Students seeking academic accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act must register with the Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) to determine eligibility. Students qualified for academic accommodations will receive access plans and should meet with each course professor during office hours, to review and discuss accommodations. For more information, call 540-831-6350.

Deadlines

  • April 15 if requesting Summer, Maymester, or Augustmester medical housing, classroom accommodations, and/or testing accommodations
  • June 30 if requesting medical housing accommodations for the upcoming academic year due to a medical/ physical condition or qualifying disability
  • July 31 for Fall semester classroom and testing accommodations
  • Dec. 15 for Spring semester medical housing, classroom accommodations, and/or testing accommodations
  • Last day of fall final exams for Wintermester accommodations

How to Register with CAS (only need to do this one time)

  1. Go to the ACCESS CAS Public Accommodation Request Page
  2. Complete the "Public Accommodation Request" form
  3. Upload documentation if available
  4. After completing, click on the "submit" button
  5. Students will receive and email confirming submission (if no email is recieved, contact CAS at cas@radford.edu or 540-831-6350)

Then What?

  1. The ACCESS CAS Public Accommodations Request form will be reviewed by as CAS Coordinator, who will reach out to the sutdent to schedule an interview within a week
  2. The student and the CAS Coordinator will discuss and decide on specific accommodations
  3. The Coordinator will approve the accommodations in ACCESS CAS
  4. The student will receive an email that the accommodations have been approved
  5. The Access Plan (fomerly Accommodation Letters) will be available for the student to review in ACCESS CAS (the student does not sign it at this time)
  6. The student's instructors will receive an email makign them aware the student will contact them to discuss accommodations
  7. Once the student meets with Instructors, discussed accommodations, and all have agreed, the student needs to sign the semester's ACCESS plan.

Accommodations are not in place until BOTH the student and the instructor have met and agreed to the accommodations, and signed the Access Plan.  

 

Quest

Quest is the campus orientation for new and transfer students. During this visit to campus is an excellent time to set up a meeting with a CAS Coordinator.

The meeting is an interactive process between the coordinator and student to discuss any challenges the student may face in the classroom and/or around campus. 

The Coordinator can request additional documentation to qualify a requested accommodation. The Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) can provide a referral for Psycho-Educational Testing Centers and other resources.

Freshmen Information

If you have completed and submitted all paperwork through the ACCESS CAS Public Accommodation Request Form, had interview with your disability specialists... 

NOW WHAT?

  1. The ACCESS CAS Public Accommodations Request form will be reviewed by a CAS Coordinator, who will reach out to the student to schedule an interview within a week.
  2. The student and the CAS Coordinator will discuss and decide on specific accommodations.
  3. The Coordinator will approve the accommodations in ACCESS CAS.
  4. The student will receive an email that the accommodations have been approved.
  5. The Access Plan (formerly Accommodation Letters) will be available for the student to review in ACCESS CAS (the student does not sign it at this time).
  6. The student's instructors will receive an email making them aware the student will contact them to discuss accomodations.
  7. Once the student meets with instructors, discussed accommodations, and all have agreed, the student will signe the semester's Access Plan.

Additional directions for the use of ACCESS CAS can be found here

Returning Students

Request Access Plans Each Semester

  1. Log into ACCESS CAS through MyRU>Academics>"Academic Tools">ACCESS CAS.
  2. Hover over the Accommodations tab, from the home tool bar.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select "Semester Request".
  4. Using the dropdown menu next to "Semester", select the semester (i.e. Spring 2019).
  5. Studen's courses will appear.  Student can either- click "Submit for All Accommodations" to apply to all courses, or click "Review" to apply specific accommodations to specific classes individually.
  6. Click "submit".
  7. The student will receive an email that the semester request has been submitted.  If no email confirmation is received, the student is encouraged to contact CAS at cas@radford.edu or call 540-831-6350.