A student with a disability who thinks they may need an accommodation to access a campus program, activity, or service should contact SASS at email@example.com to set up a time to meet with the director or associate director to discuss specific needs. While advance notice is required to review documentation, evaluate accommodation requests and provide notice or arrangements for any accommodation, arrangements for interim support services can be made.
Kenyon accepts documentation as valid if the date of the testing is within three to five years from the time of college enrollment. A copy of the student's high school 504 Transition plan is helpful; however, typically it will not qualify as complete documentation of the disability. SASS will review the documentation and identify on a case-by-case basis a range of reasonable accommodations based on documentation provided. No student should delay in meeting with SASS out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork. For more information, please Documentation guidelines.
At the start of the academic year students meet with SASS staff to discuss accommodations options. At this time, students sign an annual release of information to allow SASS to contact faculty. SASS will generate an electronic letter to the faculty and/or staff members the student has listed on his/her release form. A copy of the accommodation request will also be emailed to the student. This email will make those parties aware of the recommended accommodations that are based on the documentation on file. Students can email SASS second semester to renew their accommodations and have requests sent to faculty/staff. By law SASS cannot disclose the nature of a student's disability.
Students will arrange to meet with their professor(s) soon after receiving their copy of the accommodation request email. This meeting is an opportunity for students to communicate with faculty/staff about the nature of his/her/their learning style and to discuss academic test accommodations in order to determine arrangements for extended time testing and or testing in a private testing area in particular. SASS is available to provide assistance to students, faculty and staff with any questions regarding accommodation arrangements.
available to all students across campus to promote academic success. These resources include, but are not limited to:
Faculty office hours
The Peer Tutoring Program (SASS, Peirce, Rm 315))
The Writing Center (The WC is located in Peirce Hall, Rm 303)
The Math/Science Skills Center (The MSSC is located in Tomsich Hall, Rm 101)
Department sponsored tutoring
Course specific study groups
The Library Research and Reference Center
For more information on research assistance available in the library, including how to make an appointment with a librarian, go to lbis.kenyon.edu/library-research/research-assistance.
Sometimes student or faculty schedules or the logistics of a testing accommodation require arranging a proctored test setting through the SASS office. Proctoring requests require 5 ACADEMIC days advance notification due to the need to book proctoring space. Please see the Exam Proctoring Policy on our Policies and Forms webpage. The Google booking system for proctoring requests is an easy two step process:
1) The student first completes a proctoring request form 5 ACADEMIC days prior to the test. Students are encouraged to submit proctoring requests for the entire semester if faculty and SASS confirm the need for a proctored test setting for the entire semester.
2) The professor will receive an email from SASS asking for confirmation of the proctoring request along with the proctoring confirmation form.
After the professor completes the form, both the student and faculty will receive a confirmation of the proctoring location at least 2-3 days prior to the test. Only one confirmation form needs to be submitted per test regardless of how many students will be proctored.
A copy of the exam must be submitted to SASS by 4:30 PM, one class day prior to the scheduled test time. For exams scheduled for Monday, SASS will need to receive a copy of the exam by 4:30 PM on the prior Friday. Tests may be sent via email, dropped off in person, or left in the lockbox outside Peirce 314.
Please note that all tests need to be scheduled on the same day and time as the regularly scheduled test unless there is a course scheduling conflict.
Students who use computers for testing are aware that loaner laptops are available upon request. Laptops can be booked the week of the test and have no internet connectivity. Please contact Emily Wise (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a laptop at least 5 days prior to the test.
Accommodations at the post-secondary level are based on complete neuropsychological or psycho educational assessments. These assessments are used to determine the current impact of the disability on the student’s in specific academic settings. Documentation typically includes both aptitude and academic achievement testing, information processing and/or other test data relevant to the specific diagnosis. IEPs or 504 plans provide helpful additional information in addition to a full educational evaluation.
Educational tests include, but are not limited to the following:
Kaufman Adult Intelligence scale or
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
Academic Achievement Tests:
Scholastic Abilities Tests for Adults
Woodcock Johnson Psychoeducational Battery- Revised (WJ-R Tests of Achievement)
Stanford Test of Academic Skills
Specific achievement tests such as:
Nelson-Denny Reading Skills Test
Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test
Test of Written Langauag-3 (TOWL-3)
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests – Revised
Information Processing Tests
Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude- 3 (DTLA-3)
Information from the WAIS-III or WJ-R
ADHD specific –
Connor Continuous Performance Rating Scale
Stroop’s Color/Word Test
Brown Adolescent Attention Deficit Scale
Trail Making Test
Documentation should include test scores and an evaluation summary. It should be current, within the past 3-5 years. Please contact me with any specific questions that you may have regarding educational testing and the college requirements.