Student Presidents

Documentation for Accommodations

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.


Step 1.  Please complete the Accommodations Services Request Form.

Step 2.  Please use the 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.

ADD/ADHD Accommodation Guide
Learning Disability Accommodation Guide
Psychological Accommodation Guide
Medical/ Physical Accommodation Guide

Step 3Submit your forms.  Your documents will be evaluated by our Accommodations Review Team.

Step 4.  Students will be notified of the decision by the Accommodations Review Team.  If approved, students need to request and pick up from the Student Success Center their Student Accommodations Academic Approval (SAAA) form for the courses in which they will be using accommodations.  If the request is denied, the student will be advised about further information that may be needed or the student can appeal to Jon Miller, Associate Dean.

Step 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 the Student Success Center.  If questions arise regarding accommodations or their implementation, please contact the Coordinator of Special Services at 630-829-6512.

If accommodations are not approved at the outset, students may appeal to Marco Masini, Vice President of Student Life.  Or if modifications are made to existing accommodations, which may pose a conflict between academic access and classroom implementation, students and faculty are asked to refer to the Grievance policy and procedure.


  • Extended Time

Instructions for Testing Accommodations

Instructions for Scheduling Exams with Extended Test Time for Evening Classes

Test Condition Form

Submit your Test Condition Form


  • Auxiliary Aids
Audio recorders are available for checkout in Krasa 015.  Please be sure that you receive the Use of Electronic Device in the Classroom Contract to allow 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 in 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.

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

Student Life enhances the development of students as lifelong learners and leaders by supporting them throughout the progression of their academic careers.

Student Life
Academic Affairs

Julie Cosimo, Ed.D. Director
Career Development
Student Success Center
Phone: (630) 829-6340
Fax: (630) 829-6043

Lownik Hall, Room 152
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m