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Center for Access and Accommodations

College of DuPage is committed to the equitable access of educational opportunities for eligible students with a disability, illness, injury, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodations are determined through an interactive and individualized process with the student. This process begins with a request for services, initiated by the student. All students requesting accommodations need to self-identify with the Center for Access and Accommodations and provide appropriate documentation of their disability, illness, injury or medical condition. 

If you are a student with disability, a student who has experienced an illness or injury or you are a student with a medical condition (permanent or temporary), you can request accommodations.

Request Accommodations

If you have been medically unable to attend/participate in classes, you can request a medical appeal.

Accommodations Information

To request your Letter of Accommodation for the current term, you will need to submit a request to The Center for Access and Accommodations. Follow the steps below to complete the process:

Go to cod-accommodate.symplicity.com and use your COD username and password to log in.

Once in, follow these instructions:

  1. Click on “Accommodation” (on the left, under Home).
  2. Click on “Semester.”
  3. Scroll down and Click on “Add New” and Select the TERM you need a letter for.
  4. Click on “Review the Renewal” Review your accommodations and select your courses.
  5. Click on “Submit” to send your request to our office.

Your submission will be processed within several business days. Once approved, you will receive an email with your approved Accommodation Letter. You will be responsible for forwarding the Accommodation Letter to each of your instructors once the semester begins.

If you currently have accommodations from The Center for Access and Accommodations or you have received accommodations in the past, use the Supplemental Accommodation process to request additional or updated accommodations. Follow the steps below to complete the process:

Go to cod-accommodate.symplicity.com and use your COD username and password to log in.

Once in, follow these instructions:

  1. Click on “Accommodation” (on the left, under Home).
  2. Click on “Supplemental.”
  3. Select “Add New.”
  4. Fill out the form and upload your additional documentation.
  5. Click on ”Submit” to send your request to our office.

Check your College of DuPage email regularly as staff will be in touch to further discuss the request.

If your request for a specific accommodation was denied, and you would like to appeal that determination, please follow the steps below to complete the process:

Go to cod-accommodate.symplicity.com and use your COD username and password to log in.

Once in, follow these instructions:

  1. Click on “Accommodation” (on the left, under Home)
  2. Click on “Supplemental”
  3. Select “Add New”
  4. Select "Appeal Denied Accommodation"
  5. Fill out the form and upload any additional documentation
  6. Click on ”Submit” to send your request to our office

A committee will review your request and provide a determination within 2 weeks.

Check your College of DuPage email regularly as staff will be in touch to further discuss the request.

Accommodations in College

Transitioning from High School to College for Students with Disabilities

All College of DuPage students may benefit from services provided by the following offices:

Once you have purchased your textbook, students may request an alternative (digital) format version of that book. Students may need to show proof of purchase and must verify that they are registered with the Center for Access and Accommodations in order to request an alternative version.

Students should check to see if their textbook is already available for purchase in an alternative (digital) format.

Students with disabilities at COD have the right to equal opportunity, reasonable accommodations, appropriate confidentiality and advocacy within the college community.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to identify themselves with the Center for Access and Accommodations, provide current documentation, make specific requests and be an advocate in their education.

College of DuPage has a right to expect students with disabilities to meet qualifications and standards set for all students, require current documentation, and enforce reasonable accommodations.

College of DuPage has the responsibility to ensure that all facilities, programs and information are accessible and to provide accommodations.

Contact Information

Center for Access and Accommodations

Hours
(operating remotely May 20 through 24):
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-2154
Fax: (630) 942-2071
Email: access@cod.edu