Requesting Accommodations

Once a student is admitted to Wake Forest, he or she must complete the following steps to request academic accommodations:

  1. Complete the Request for Consideration form
  2. Submit a copy of the disability documentation. The LAC-DS website has extensive guidelines for documenting a disability. Students may submit documentation electronically to or through the US Postal Service to Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services, Wake Forest University,  Box 7283, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
  3. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person with one of the senior staff members to discuss your request for accommodations. This appointment can be made during the summer or early in the first semester of matriculation.

If architectural or extensive accommodations are anticipated, then early disclosure to the Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services is most helpful.

Please see our PDF for more information about requesting accommodations

Policy and Procedures for Student Disability Accommodation Requests (PDF) 

    Returning Students with LAC & DS

  • Accommodation Letters

    There are two ways you can receive your accommodation letters at the start of every semester:

    1. If you have already received accommodations at WFU, an email will be sent to you automatically at the start of each semester by the LAC-DS. Please reply to the email with the following information:
      • A current list of your courses including the 3 letter, 3 digit course code (example: CHM 111)
      • Each professor’s first and last name
    2. You can also come in to our office and fill out a Release of Information form.

    We will email you when your letters are ready.  Please be advised you may have to wait 7 to 10 business days before your letter is ready to pick up at the LAC-DS office.

  • I have my accommodation letters... now what?

    As soon as possible (within the first two weeks is preferred) plan to do the following:

    1. Make an appointment with your professor during their office hours so you can personally deliver your letter. Do not simply hand your professor your letter on the way out of class.
    2. Discus with your professor how to proceed with your accommodations. Example questions include:
    • “If I have extended time, will I start my test before or after class?”
    • “Where will the test be proctored?”
    1. Work with your professor to schedule the test under their supervision. It’s best to have access to the instructor during the test in case you have questions or need clarifications.
    2. One week prior to a test or exam, remind your professor about the agreed upon accommodations for the test or exam.
    3. If you and the professor are unable to arrange an extended test time within the department due to scheduling concerns, please contact the LAC-DS at 336-758-5929. Please be aware that advanced notice is needed to schedule an exam in the LAC-DS, and each step takes time. Scheduling 2 weeks in advance is preferred, but a minimum of 5 working days before the test is required.

    For final exam week, please make arrangements with the professor as soon as possible.  Should you need to use the LAC-DS for your exams, scheduling at least 2 weeks in advance is preferred, but a minimum of 5 working days before the test is required.