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Prospective Students


 

How to Request and Receive Academic Accommodations:

 

Eligibility for Services

Students must request to receive disability-related accommodations by following the below process:

  1. Apply and be accepted for admission to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) through the university's admissions process Office of Admissions
  2. Be registered and have a finalized schedule for the academic semester that you are requesting Academic Accommodations. 
  3. Be a person with a disability, as defined by federal law, or self-identify as a student with a disability.

How to Apply

  1. Apply through the Accessible Information Management (AIM) portal and submit your application request for services.
  2. Present appropriate, comprehensive, and current documentation regarding their stated disabilities (this can be submitted through AIM).
  3. Meet with the Disability Services Coordinator for the Initial Meeting in order to establish and determine reasonable accommodations, which are determined on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Once all of the requirements have been met, the Faculty Notification Letters will be released to the student and Faculty through the Accessible Information Management Portal (AIM).

 

New Students Apply Here

    Accessible Information Management (AIM)

 

Documentation:

Documentation supporting requests for academic accommodations must be completed by a licensed independent professional, i.e., medical doctor, physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc. The documentation submitted to the office of Disability Services for Students is intended to help establish the student's disability/condition and related impact in the educational setting (see Documentation Requirements).

Academic Accommodations are based on;

  • identification of the nature and extent of the disability provided by a qualified licensed professional
  • associated functional limitations as related to the academic environment
  • a description of the current course of treatment including medical side effects and prognosis for the disability
  • recommendation for reasonable accommodations

The office of Disability Services for Students provides students with a variety of verification forms: Health-Related Packet, Mental Health Disability Packet, ADHD Packet, Autism Disorders Packet--that can be downloaded and completed by the student's provider if other forms of documentation are not available or sufficient.

 

Once the application is completed and submitted:

Once a student’s application and supporting documentation are submitted to the office of Disability Services for Students, the applicant will be contacted by the DSS staff to schedule an Initial Meeting. During the Initial Meeting, the student and Disability Coordinator will review the student’s application and documentation to determine appropriate academic accommodations. This process may take up to five business days for students who are currently enrolled in classes.

At the postsecondary education level, students are solely responsible for decisions regarding their accommodation needs.  Parents may attend meetings with the student and the Disability Coordinator at the student’s discretion. Students will also be provided with instructions regarding faculty notification and their responsibilities after the initial meeting, including the request for academic accommodations for classes each semester.

Important Dates:

Fall Semester 2022 Academic Accommodations appointments begin: Friday, July 1st, 2022

First Day of Fall 2022 Semester Begins August 22nd, 2022

 


AIM Portal

Accessible Information Management (AIM)

 

Notetakers Apply Here

Accessible Information Management Notetaker

 

Contact Us

Office of Disability Services for Students
Student Center 124
Phone: 956.326.3086
Fax: 956.326.3083
Email: disabilityservices@tamiu.edu
TAMIU Website: www.tamiu.edu/disability
Facebook: www.facebook.com/txamiu.disabilityservices