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Disability Services

Prospective Students

Commitment

Monmouth University recognizes the needs of students with disabilities who are capable, with appropriate assistance, of excelling in a demanding university environment. Accommodations and a supportive environment contribute to our students’ success. Students with disabilities are enrolled in regular courses and participate fully in the life of the University. Each one’s status as a student with a disability is considered confidential.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provide that no otherwise qualified person with a disability (student/employee/applicant) shall by reason of the disability be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefit of any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. An otherwise qualified individual with respect to post-secondary education is one who meets the essential academic requirements and who, with reasonable academic accommodations, can fully participate in and perform the essential functions of the degree experience.

Admission to Monmouth University

All students who wish to apply to Monmouth University should submit an application to the Office of Admission. Students meeting regular admission criteria will be admitted regardless of disability. All questions regarding the admission process should be directed to the University admission office.

Eligibility for Services

To receive services, students must submit current and adequate documentation of a condition that substantially affects a major life function to the Department of Disability Services for Students(DDS). The documentation must present a diagnosis and provide evidence for the need of particular academic accommodations. The student should contact the DDS for the documentation required. Upon one’s decision to attend Monmouth University, documentation should be submitted to the DDS.

Perspective students should complete the Confidential Registration Form in Accommodate and upload the required documentation. Students should request services in writing and should forward the required documentation as soon as possible.

Student Responsibilities

Students seeking accommodations should:

Identify himself/herself to the DDS and provide professional documentation of the disability. Start this process by filling out this Confidential Registration Form. Once the form is submitted, a Disability Specialist will contact you to determine specific documentation that may be necessary.

University ADA and Affirmative Action Statement

Any student having a complaint or observation about a possible discriminatory act or practice should contact the ADA/504 Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Diversity.