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- How to Request Accommodations
- Medical Withdrawal
- Title IX (Gender-Based Discrimination)
- Financial Support for Disabled Students
- DRC Testing
- Declined Accommodation Student Appeal Process
How to Request Accommodations
Once you have become registered with the Disability Resource Center (DRC), requests for accommodations must be submitted each quarter. We recommend you make your request for accommodations as soon as you have registered for classes. Students should request accommodations through MyDRC! For tutorials on using MyDRC, check out the MyDRC User Guide page! Please note: don’t forget to submit any additional accommodation forms (e.g. Alternative Media Request Form or Sign Language Interpreter Request Form)!
Also, be aware that some accommodations may require confirmation that you still need to use them once classes have started. Please check your BC Email regularly for updates and notifications from the DRC office or automated messages from MyDRC!
In accordance with state law, the college may provide a full refund of tuition and class related fees for students who experience a medical situation that prevents them from successfully completing the quarter. Please review Enrollment and Registration’s Medical Withdrawal and Refund page. You can submit the appeal online or download a form to fill out hard copy; in either case you will also need to have a doctor fill out a Health Care Provider Verification Form.
Please note the following when considering a medical withdrawal:
- Medical withdrawals can be submitted after a quarter ends.
- A ‘W’ appears on your transcript. This is a federal reporting requirement and cannot be suppressed.
- For students receiving financial aid, the DRC recommends checking in with Financial Aid before applying for a Medical Withdrawal. Depending on the financial aid status of the student, there may be an impact to financial aid in which students may be required to appeal to continue their financial.
- For self-pay students, tuition will be reimbursed to the student.
- The DRC, upon request, may write a letter of advocacy on behalf of a DRC student. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Title IX (Gender-Based Discrimination)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funds. Title IX is most commonly associated with gender discrimination in sports and is credited with advancing participation of women in athletics. However, the scope of Title IX is much more broad. It prohibits gender-based discrimination in all college programs and activities.
Title IX protection from discrimination extends to faculty, staff and students and includes such things as: sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-identity and pregnancy. It also prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes or participates in a complaint. If you have a concern about what you or someone you know is experiencing gender-based discrimination, please visit Title IX’s website or contact them at.
Accommodations are possible for reporting, being involved with, or responding to a Title IX process; if you would like to discuss accommodations for working with Title IX, please contact whomever at the DRC you feel most comfortable with.
Financial Support for Disabled Students
Please visit the Financial Support for Disabled Students section on our Community Resources page.
The DRC Testing Center provides a safe, reliable, welcoming testing environment empowering students to self-advocate for their needs and possible testing accommodations while simultaneously safeguarding the integrity of the tests entrusted to us by faculty. We are located in B142 in the back corner of the Testing Center – look for the bright orange signs!
DRC Testing Hours for Spring 2020
DRC Testing is closed for the beginning of Spring Quarter until at least May 31st. Please contact your Access Specialist with any concerns you have about testing online to begin Spring Quarter.
Scheduling Testing Appointments with the DRC
Students must make test appointments with the DRC to ensure we have space and staff available. We recommend students make test appointments 48 hours in advance so that we have time to provide appropriate accommodations – if a student’s request for testing includes alternate format, scribe, or reader accommodations then we would appreciate another additional 48 hours giving us 4 days advance notice. We understand that this is not always possible and will work to the best of our abilities to provide our students with reasonable accommodations and a positive testing experience. Below is our current test request processes; be sure to check out the MyDRC User Guide for tutorials if needed.
Test Proctoring Forms, Two Options: MyDRC & Green!
Each faculty member chooses how they would like to handle test proctoring, however, students should let them know if they have a preference. Please note: students should check in with their instructors for each class to determine which method they have chosen.
- Option One: Using the MyDRC Test Proctoring Form: schedule your testing appointments online in MyDRC. Your instructor will automatically be notified and they will deliver tests to the DRC. You can modify and cancel testing appointments online. Visit our MyDRC User Guide page for a full explanation of the processes! (No need to use a Green Test Proctoring Form with this method.)
- Option Two: Using the Green Test Proctoring Forms: use the two-stage method of requesting your tests with the DRC. STEP ONE: schedule your tests with the DRC 2 days in advance and STEP TWO: fill out the student portion of the Test Proctoring Form Fillable PDF and deliver the form to your instructor 2 days before you plan to test with the DRC.
DRC Testing Additional Information
A recent BC Tutoring study showed that students who go to tutoring on campus at least 5 times in a quarter (that’s just once every other week) are more likely to receive As and Bs in Math and English than students with less or no tutoring! Check out the various options BC has available for Drop-In Tutoring in the DRC and around campus.
DRC Drop-In Tutoring
Drop-in and in-person tutoring has been canceled for the beginning of Spring Quarter. Please visit the Academic Success Center website for information about online tutoring options.
Online tutoring is available 24 /7 through the Online Tutoring Consortium.
Declining an Accommodation
Please see this document for the student appeals process regarding a declined accommodation:
Last Updated May 4, 2020