In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Salem College seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities. A student with a learning disability should seek assistance through the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. When a student presents the appropriate documentation, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies will work with her to make reasonable accommodations within the confines of the Colleges program. In the past such accommodation has included referral for tutoring and extended time limits on tests.
Appropriate documentation must include testing results and recommendations from a licensed professional in the field of the student’s particular disability. The report must be no older than three years, or have been prepared during the student’s undergraduate career, and must include the current status of the disability. The documentation should relate how the student’s disability affects her in a post-secondary setting. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the dean of undergraduate admissions early in the academic year for assistance.
Because Salem is a historic institution, not all facilities are easily accessible to the mobility-impaired. Food service is accessible. Limited housing and classroom facilities are available. All administrative and library services can be provided. Interested applicants should discuss their individual needs with the dean of admissions, the dean of the Fleer Center or the director of Graduate Studies so that adequate preparations can be made to facilitate attendance.