Getting Started

If you have a disability, or suspect you may have one, we can help.

Documented Disabilities

If you have documentation of a disability, email us or call 646-9900 to schedule an appointment to set up academic adjustments and services. Services will vary from student to student.

We must be able to substantiate how each service is needed to achieve equal opportunity and how it relates to your disability. The most important factors are your experience, documentation, and the legitimate requirements and standards of classes, programs, and activities for which our services are authorized.

We can also help if you need to resolve a matter with faculty members or specific departments.

Not sure if you have a disability?

We can help! Very bright individuals – such as those accepted for selective schools like Dartmouth College – can have a cognitive (learning) disability that goes undetected through high school. The term refers to neurologic-based impairments that significantly affect learning and perhaps other major life activities.

Some cognitive disabilities result from head injuries. Some are lifelong circumstances experienced from childhood. They can be diagnosed as "cognitive disorders," "learning disorders," "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" (AD/HD), or "post-traumatic head (or 'brain') injuries. Commonly used and less clinical terms include "learning disabilities," "dyslexia," "Attention Deficit Disorder" and "head injuries."

If you think you have a cognitive disability, we can pre-screen you. Start by scheduling an appointment with us.

If your concern is primarily an inability to sustain attention or focus, and/or you want to be screened for Attention Deficit Disorder, contact Counseling and Human Development.