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Appeals for Substitution of Programmatic Requirements for Students with Disabilities

Program Requirements That Are Eligible For Accommodation:
Students must meet all technical standards established for their program of study. Students who have disabilities may be eligible for academic or physical accommodations to meet some of a program’s technical standards.

In cases where a student has a learning disability so profound that it precludes him or her from completing the mathematics requirement in the degree or certificate program in which the student is enrolled, the student may make an appeal for a course substitution. Appeals will be considered on a case by case basis, and appropriate documentation as described below must be provided or be on file with RCC’s ADA Coordinator at either the Glenns or Warsaw campus.  Substitution will not be considered in programs where mathematics and the concepts learned in mathematics are considered essential components of the program of study.

Course Substitution Appeal Process:

1.  All appeals must be in the form of a written request using the ADA Course Substitution Appeals Form.  The form must be submitted to the ADA Coordinator at either the Glenns or Warsaw campus by email attachment, fax, or in person.

2.  The student submitting the appeal must submit or have the following documentation on file in the ADA Coordinator’s office:

  • Documentation of a disability in accordance with RCC’s guidelines ; documentation must show that the student has a disability that impacts mathematics learning.
  • High school IEP, and/or an evaluation by a licensed clinical or school psychologist regarding computational skills.
  • Evidence, if any, of completion of high school math courses.
  • VPT mathematics score, current within 2 years.
  • Statement from developmental or other mathematics instructor regarding any attempted coursework, if applicable.

3.  The ADA Coordinator, in consultation with the Mathematics Program Head and the appropriate academic dean, will review the documentation, consult with individuals as identified in item 2 above, and gather any additional information from the student if needed.  After review, if the substitution is determined necessary, the ADA Coordinator will submit the request for substitution to the college Registrar for processing.  The student must complete the total number of credit hours required for the desired degree or certificate.

4.  Courses that may be utilized for substitution include PHI 111-112, ACC 211-212 (transfer/non-transfer programs); and ITE 140 (non-transfer programs).  Students should be aware that these courses may be delivered through distance learning/shared services through NVCC.

5.  Should the ADA Coordinator be unable to establish the need for a math substitution, he/she will note this on the form, sign it, and retain it as part of the student’s record.  The student will remain eligible for appropriate accommodations while enrolled in mathematics courses.

This page was last modified on July 22, 2014. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.


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