Augsburg and the CLASS Office are committed to facilitating equal access to education for all.
While in high school, the student’s home school district was legally responsible for initiating, developing and providing all academic supports required for the student’s full access to and involvement in the educational process. At the Post-secondary level, this responsibility changes. CLASS does not have the same legal obligation. CLASS does not seek students out to determine if there are services they need; rather, it is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact with CLASS. CLASS does not track or seek out those students who have disclosed to us, but have chosen not to access services.
Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to:
- meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities
- self identify in a timely manner to CLASS as an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation, and seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary
- provide appropriate documentation, satisfying the CLASS Policy on Documentation of a Disability from a qualified professional as to how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities. This may involve updating assessments and/or verifying the functional limitations of the disability each semester
- advocate, on an ongoing basis, regarding the meeting of their needs
- follow CLASS procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, and the removal of the functional limitations or barriers resulting from the disability