Disability Accomodations

To ensure that its programs, activities and services are accessible to all matriculating students, Medical Professional Institute is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Documented disabilities may include a learning disability, attention deficit disorder, a visual, hearing, or mobility impairment, or a physical or a mental illness. A reasonable accommodation is one that is consistent with the academic standards of the Institute and does not require substantial course or program alteration or result in the lowering of academic standards. Final authority for determining appropriate and effective accommodations rests with the Institute and is based on the nature of the course or program and the individual student’s disability-related need. Since the laws guiding eligibility for accommodations in grades K-12 and post-secondary education differ, current documentation including recommendations which correspond with the demands of post-secondary education are required. If documentation is not current or sufficiently comprehensive, the Institute may require an updated evaluation. The information provided by the student will be kept confidential in accordance with state and federal law. Students who wish to make a request for an accommodation based on a disability must:

l. Identify themselves to the Student Services Coordinator and request accommodations following acceptance to Medical Professional Institute. Notification of a disability to anyone other than the Student Services Coordinator is not sufficient. A student requesting accommodations must complete the “Self-Identification and Request for Accommodations” form. New students will receive this form with their acceptance packet. Students already enrolled in the program may request the form at any time.

2. Provide, at the student’s expense, relevant documentation of a professionally recognized diagnosis of a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activity, including its impact on attending post-secondary education. Documentation must be no more than three years old. Documentation must be completed by a qualified, licensed professional and describe the student’s current level of functioning, relevant treatment and specific requests for accommodations. All documentation must be submitted on a letterhead and include the diagnostician’s name, title and professional credentials. It must be typed, dated and signed by the diagnostician. Please note that an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) from a high school is not considered sufficient documentation.

3. After submitting the documentation, the student will meet with the Student Services Coordinator and other appropriate personnel to discuss the recommended accommodations. After consultation with the student, a review of the documentation, and any necessary consultation with outside specialists, the Student Services Coordinator will determine what accommodations may be appropriate and necessary. Please note that the process of reviewing and implementing accommodations may take up to two weeks. Faculty will be notified by the Student Services Coordinator about the accommodations; however it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with faculty regarding their progress in the course.