Accommodations require documentation to support the need for services. In order for Benedictine University to provide services, students must adhere to specific instructions as stated from these forms.Please refer to these guidelines to document any academic needs as well as special meal and housing requests.


  1. Please complete the Accommodations Services Request Form.

  2. Please use the accommodation guidelines below to document specific conditions which require accommodation. Your clinical professional must be as thorough as possible when describing the impact of your condition on any accessibility needs. Please ask your clinical professional to submit documentation on letterhead paper or complete the Verification Form.
  3. Submit your forms. Your documents will be evaluated by our Accommodations Review Team.

  4. Students will be notified of the decision by the Accommodations Review Team. If approved, students need to request and pick up their Student Accommodations Academic Approval (SAAA) form for the courses in which they will be using accommodations from ACE. If the request is denied, the student will be advised about further information that may be needed or the student can appeal the decision to Jon Miller, associate dean for Student Life.
  5. Students should discuss accommodations with their instructors using their SAAA forms. The instructor and student should sign the form and the student must return the form to ACE. If questions arise regarding accommodations or their implementation, please contact the coordinator of Special Services at (630) 829-6512.

Some common accommodations:

Extended Time
Auxiliary Aids

Audio recorders are available for checkout in Krasa Center, Room 015. Please make sure you receive the Use of Electronic Device in the Classroom Contract allowing use of your recorder. If you need alternate book formats, please submit your textbook list to the coordinator of Special Services. Submit your Request for Alternate Text Format (include author, title, edition, publisher, and ISBN.)

Note takers

A note taker will be identified for the course(s) in which you would like to receive notes. All notes will be provided to students through their Benedictine University e-mail account.

Release of information:

If you have had accommodations from a previous school, please complete the Authorization to Release Information if you would like us to assist in your records being forwarded to our office. All records will be kept confidential. Submit your Release Form.

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Goodwin Hall, Room 214
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
For additional information, contact or (630) 829-6041.