MacMurray College's Office of Disability Services strives to transform students' lives and foster growth by providing both an environment and opportunities for students with disabilities that support and encourage them to become confident, self-aware and self-accepting individuals.

Through activities that guide the development of life skills of self-advocacy and recognition and utilization of available resources, and with the support of reasonable accommodations in their core academic experiences, students with documented disabilities are challenged to fulfill their educational goals and their personal dreams.

Students arriving at MacMurray College from secondary education services will see quite a few differences between high school and college, especially in that college students are expected to assume much more responsibility for the services they need. Many non-traditional students, on the other hand, have been away from school for some time and face different challenges like managing family life and work while adjusting to rigors of lectures and exams.

No matter your background, we will work diligently to help you reach your goals. The collaborative environment fostered by MacMurray College faculty, staff and administration in this small, private school setting helps to ensure students with disabilities have access not only to their core educational experiences but also to a college community that knows and cares for them.

Applying for Services

The Office of Disability Services provides access and accommodations for eligible students with documented disabilities or functional limitations who intend to pursue coursework at MacMurray College. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in core academic experiences through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Students needing to apply for services must provide the appropriate documentation and fill out the Disability Services Application, and submit it to the Office of Disability Services once accepted to MacMurray College. Students should submit their applications at least six weeks prior to the start of classes to prevent possible delays in service.

As soon as the decision is made to live on campus, the Room & Board Accommodations Request form should be completed and sent to the Disability Services office. It must be on file with adequate time for the Residence Life Office to make room selections and accommodations, so it is important to address this early.

The Office of Disability Services also provides proctored testing accommodations which include extended-time testing, distraction-reduced testing and test readers. In order to receive these services, the student must complete a Test Accommodations Request form at least two weeks before every scheduled test.

If college-related interpreting services are needed, they must be requested at least 72 hours in advance by completing the Interpreting Services Request form.

Upon filling out the Application and any of the request forms, students will be provided with information about how to access accommodations identified above for their use.

For more information on requirements for receiving services from Disability Services, see Qualifying Disabilities and Appropriate Documentation.

Contact Us

The Office of Disability Services is located in room 103 in the Henry Pfeiffer Library.

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