ADA Services

Students must voluntarily disclose their disability and provide documentation signed by an appropriate professional to qualify services. Tusculum University makes available to qualified students with disabilities those reasonable accommodations or services as are necessary to provide such students with unrestricted access to the learning environment and the opportunity to demonstrate academic achievement. Reasonable accommodations are offered at no cost to the student and are approved on a case-by-case basis. Examples of possible accommodations include:

  • Extended time on tests
  • Testing in a quiet, low-distraction environment
  • Note taking services
  • Assistive technology training

  • Print material in an alternative format
  • Use of a basic four-function calculator
  • Permission to audio record lectures

What We Offer

  • Services that promote and respect the self-determination of individuals with disabilities
  • Disability accommodations and related support service
  • Auxiliary aids and services to students and visitors
  • Coordinate compliance of the disability-related requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and all other applicable laws

How to Request ADA Accommodations

  1. Complete the Request for Services Form (click the button below #4).
  2. Obtain documentation from a qualified professional (guidelines for documentation are provided in the next tab down).
  3. Submit the completed Request for Services Form and the documentation from the qualified professional to ADA Services at Note: Requests that are sent incomplete are not reviewable, and a decision about accommodations cannot be made.
  4. ADA Services will review requests in the order they are received and provide students with written notice about the status of their Request for Services in 5 business days via email to their Tusculum email account.

Request Academic ADA Accommodations

Request for Service Animal or ESA

Request Meal Plan Exemption


Temporary Accommodations

Tusculum University recognizes that individuals with temporary impairments due to injuries, surgery or short-term medical conditions (i.e. broken limbs, hand injuries, mobility limitations during recovery from surgery) may benefit from campus assistance, support services, and resources. Examples include:

  • Information on accessible routes and elevators on campus
  • Temporary parking
  • Potential classroom and testing assistances
  • A scribe for exams

  • Notetaking assistance
  • Audio recorder for lectures
  • Extended testing time
  • Computer for essay exams


Students must submit a completed Temporary Accommodations Request (click button below “Implementation” section) with supporting medical documentation (written by a qualified medical professional on official letterhead and indicating the medical condition, expected duration of the limitation, and any recommendations for types of assistance needed). Prescriptions will not suffice for this purpose. Please submit to ADA Services at .


Temporary accommodations will set to expire based on the expected duration of the limitation documented by the qualified medical professional. ADA Services may request additional documentation to verify the need for continued services after the estimated duration of the condition has expired.


ADA Services will schedule an intake appointment with students who request temporary accommodations once all required documentation has been received. Students are generally contacted to schedule intake appointments within 5 business days of submitting all required documentation. The meeting will include a discussion of student’s temporary needs and available support services and resources.


If approved, the student and the identified university employee will receive an official notice via email from ADA Services. This email will indicate the approved accommodations along with a clearly identifiable expiration date. The university employee should provide the needs outlined on the letter through the posted date. Students who ask for assistance beyond the date stamped on the letter should be instructed to return to ADA Services.

Request Temporary Accommodations


Tusculum University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or admissions.