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Student Disability Services and University Testing

Regis University is committed to building an inclusive community that values the dignity and contributions of all our members. Student Disability Services and University Testing (SDS/UT) is responsible for providing all students with documented disabilities reasonable and appropriate accommodations in coordination with faculty and other university resources. In addition, SDS/UT provides a broad spectrum of testing services to the university and the community.

 

 

 

Applying for Accommodations

Whether you are coming to the SDS/UT office as an incoming freshman, a transfer student, an adult learner, or even as an upperclassman who is applying for disability services for the first time, the application process is designed to help all students navigate the process of registering with SDS/UT.

Students requesting reasonable accommodations must complete an application, submit documentation of a disabling condition, and participate in an intake appointment. It is strongly recommended that students complete the application as early as possible.

Step 1: Complete Application

Contact Disability Services and University Testing at disability@regis.edu or 303.458.4941 to complete the application for accommodations.

If you also require special housing accommodations such as a single room, you must also complete a Special Room Request Form as part of your housing application, and submit supporting documentation from a qualified, impartial, licensed physician or mental health professional. All documentation should be submitted through the Front Porch Housing Portal.

Step 2: Submit Documentation

After you complete the online application, you will submit documentation to Student Disability Services & University Testing. You can mail, fax, email or bring documentation to the SDS/UT office. We recommend that documentation meets the following requirements: 

  • It clearly states the diagnosed disability or disabilities
  • It describes how the diagnosis was made
  • It is provided by a qualified, licensed professional (medical doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, school psychologist)
  • It is current and relevant
  • It includes types of accommodations which may be beneficial in an academic setting
Once documentation is submitted, SDS/UT will review documentation generally within 7-10 business days. Once complete, student will be notified via Regis email or letter to home address on file. Note: Documentation that is incomplete, outdated, or missing information may delay the approval of academic accommodations.

Step 3: Schedule an Intake Appointment

Once students have been notified their documentation has been reviewed, the student must schedule an intake appointment to discuss accommodations, procedures and services. Student questions and concerns may be discussed and letters of Accommodation (LOAs) may be sent to faculty at this time. LOAs notify faculty which academic accommodations a student is approved for and has requested for this course.

To schedule an intake appointment, please contact us at 303.458.4941. 

Step 4: Request Accommodations Each Term/Semester

Students MUST meet with SDS/UT staff to request their academic accommodations each new term/semester. LOAs are sent out for new courses only after the student meets with SDS/UT staff to make the request. Approved academic accommodations (extended test time, note taker assistance, BAFs, etc.) are not “active” until student meets with SDS/UT.

Note: New documentation DOES NOT need to be submitted each term/semester. Once students are approved for academic accommodations they are approved for their time at Regis University. New documentation would only need to be submitted to SDS/UT if the student is requesting new/additional academic accommodations that are not supported by the current documentation on file. Please contact SDS/UT staff with any questions. 

 

Submit Documentation to: 

3333 Regis Blvd, G-18
Denver, CO 80221

Email: disability@regis.edu

Fax: 303-964-6595

Office: Clarke Hall 241

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Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of students registered with the Student Disability Services & University Testing office receive extended time testing, access to a distraction reduced test environment and/or note taking accommodations. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and students must request accommodations at the start of each term.

Students must be evaluated for a disability by a qualified professional before they will be considered for accommodations. Please contact Student Disability Services & University Testing if you would like a list of providers in the Denver area who can perform diagnostic testing for Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders and Psychological Disorders.

While we like to meet in person with students whenever possible, we understand that would be overly burdensome to some students who attend classes remotely. If you are unable to meet in person, please contact our office at disability@regis.edu or (303) 458-4941 to make other arrangements. It is not uncommon to discuss accommodation needs via email, phone call, or video chat. However, the preferred method of communication especially for the first meeting is face-to-face.

Yes. This is because colleges fall under different laws than high schools, there are many differences. For more information about how high school services differ from college services, refer to our guide on Accommodations in High School vs. College

Regis University does not accept IEPs or 504 Plans as appropriate documentation. IEP or 504 plans will provide a history of approved accommodations, but generally do not provide the specific disability diagnosis and methods of evaluation we need to determine appropriate accommodations. Documentation guidelines are provided above for specific disabilities and conditions.

Service animals are allowed for students on a case-by-case basis. The same applies to students who live on campus and who are requesting ESAs.

While SDS/UT does not offer tutoring services, Regis University offers all students a broad range of resources that support academic success. Regis University offers a Writing Center, Tutoring Services, and Academic Success Workshops within our Learning Commons area. These services provide support in writing and a range of subjects through one-to-one and group sessions to promote student confidence and success. These services provide support in writing and a range of subjects through one-to-one and group sessions to promote student confidence and success. Visit The Learning Commons for more information.

University Testing

Regis University accepts credit from Challenge, CLEP, DSST and NLN exams. Please contact SDS/UT with any questions about these testing options. It is highly recommended that students consult with their advisor prior to registering for any exam for degree plan compatibility.

CLEP & DSST Exams

CLEP and DSST exams can be taken at any testing center offering these types of exams. Visit the CLEP or DSST websites to locate a test center near you. Please contact the testing facility directly for their rules, registration and fees.

Specifying the Regis University institution code on your exam will ensure that the exam results are sent to us properly. Please note and bring the institution code with you on the day of testing. The following are the CLEP and DSST institution codes for Regis University:

  • CLEP (College Level Testing Program): # 4656
  • DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests): # 9938

NLN (National League of Nursing) Exams

Regis University accepts credit from NLN Achievement exams for the subjects of Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Normal Nutrition. Students must follow the instructions below for proper test taking conditions and reporting of test scores.

  • Locate a test center near you through the NLN website.
  • Send the testing center’s contact information to SDS/UT at testing@regis.edu.
  • Once this email is received, SDS/UT will send written authorization to NLN for exam purchase and proctor agreement. The student will be notified once this authorization request has been sent.
  • Order and purchase the exam with NLN order form, RN Test Order Form. Make sure to note Regis University 6-digit ID #: 346479. Once your order has been placed, an NLN exam code will be emailed to you. Please take this code with you on the day of testing.
  • Once exam is completed, notify Student Disability Services & University Testing via email at testing@regis.edu to access the test score report for recording purposes.

Location, Contact Info and Hours

Disability Services and University Testing

Location: Clarke Hall 225


Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Contact:
disability@regis.edu

testing@regis.edu 

P: 303.458.4941

F: 303.964.6595

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