Policies and Procedures

Metropolitan Community College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibit discrimination in admission or access to programs based on disability.

Each MCC campus has a Disability Support Services (DSS) office that works with students with disabilities to arrange accommodations. Students who are requesting accommodations should contact the campus DSS Coordinator. The DSS Coordinator will consider all of the information you provide -- including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Your description of your needs
  • Records of past accommodations and services from another college; state or national standardized tests (e.g., ACT); and/or high school (e.g., IEP or 504 plan) formal psychological or medical evaluation reports
  • Formal psychological or medical evaluation reports

We need enough information to confirm that you have a disability that substantially limits a significant life activity and understand how your disability will affect you at MCC. The extent of documentation required is determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary depending on the disability and requested accommodations. It is your responsibility to identify the accommodations you are requesting. You may want to consider and tell the DSS Coordinator how your disability affects the following:

  • communication
  • classroom, laboratory and online learning
  • reading and writing
  • the use of technology
  • the physical environment
  • group projects, formal and informal social interactions, etc.

Information about past accommodations that were useful can be helpful. Also, if the impact of your disability changes over time or has known triggers, please let us know.

While disability documentation does not typically need to be submitted each semester, there may be occasions when the DSS Coordinator asks for more or updated documentation. For example, more documentation may be needed if you request additional accommodations that are not supported by the current documentation or your condition changes.

These general guidelines were developed to assist you with thinking about your needs and preparing information to evaluate your requests and make recommendations about your requested accommodations. If you have questions, please contact us.

Polices and procedures