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Policy and Procedures for Extraordinary Accommodation Requests to the General Education Requirements

The appeals subcommittee of the Committee on Access and Accommodation will review requests for extraordinary accommodations to the communication or quantitative reasoning requirement. A representative from the dean's office of the applicable school or college will be invited to participate in the subcommittee's discussion. All of the following documentation must be forwarded to the subcommittee:
  1. A written request from the student for extraordinary accommodations to a specific requirement, along with any relevant supporting documentation (i.e., placement test scores; high school record; ACT, SAT, or other standardized test scores; all college or university transcripts), must be included.
  2. Evidence must be presented on behalf of the student that he or she has actively pursued suitable accommodation. Such evidence should include information from the McBurney Disability Resource Center and the student's academic advisor. Information from relevant instructors may also be included.
  3. Documentation from the McBurney Disability Resource Center will include (a) the nature of the disability and its relevance to the requirement, (b) a description of the accommodations previously recommended and/or implemented within the full range of approved classes, and (c) a statement regarding the likelihood of the student satisfying the requirement with the provision of the proposed accommodations.
  4. Since the proceedings are not intended to be adversarial, but are a review of the grounds for extraordinary accommodation, a student may request to make a brief presentation before the committee.
The subcommittee chair will initially review the documentation. If sufficient documentation, as outlined in this section, is not present, the appeal will not be heard and the material will be returned to the student with an indication of what additional information is needed.

Deadlines and Appeals
  1. Requests for extraordinary accommodations to the Communication and Quantitative Reasoning requirements should be presented before the end of the second year of the student's UW--Madison enrollment.
  2. Such requests must be submitted by Friday of the fourth week of the Fall or Spring semester in order to guarantee action within that semester.
  3. The subcommittee will meet to consider completed requests within 30 days of the deadline. A written decision will be sent to the college and the student within 10 days of the meeting.
  4. Students may appeal the decision of the subcommittee to the UW--Madison ADA coordinator within 30 days after the date of the decision. This appeal is a review of the record furnished by the subcommittee for the purpose of determining whether all applicable procedures have been followed. It does not include an opportunity to submit additional evidence or documentation.
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