Once students are admitted to Wake Forest, they must complete the following steps to request academic accommodations:
1. Register with our office
For students not yet registered for accommodations with our office including incoming first-year students: Please login to our Student Portal. Make sure you use your Wake Forest email ID and password to do so. Here is a brief video that will help you register with our office through our student portal.
For students with a wakehealth.edu email address, please contact the office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will assist you with creating a profile in our Student Portal.
2. Submit documentation to our office
Students will login to the Student Portal and follow instructions for uploading your disability documentation: guidelines for documenting a disability.
After our office receives your documentation, a staff member will review the documentation.
3. Meet with a CLASS staff member
Following the documentation review, a staff member will email you with a prompt to set up an appointment to discuss accommodations. During your appointment, you will discuss your accommodations with a CLASS staff member as part of an interactive process.
4. Submit accommodation letter request
After your meeting with the CLASS staff member, login to the Student Portal and request that your approved accommodation letters be emailed to your instructors (or the graduate program liaison).
5. Meet with your instructors
As part of the Self-Advocacy process, plan to meet with each of your instructors during office hours to discuss how your approved accommodations will be implemented in that class. Please refer to our Self-Advocacy handout for more information about our model.
Remain in contact with our office for support throughout the semester, including Academic Coaching and Peer Tutoring which are free for all students!
More information about the accommodations process can be found in the Policy and Procedures for Student Disability Accommodation Requests.
If architectural or extensive accommodations are anticipated, then early disclosure to the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success is most helpful.
Please note that instructors expect students to request services in a manner that is timely with respect to the action needed (e.g. five business days before an in-class examination for extended test time).
Information for Students
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Policies and Procedures
- Documenting a Disability
- Test Proctoring
- Examples of Accommodations
- Assistive Technology
- Students with Temporary Disabilities
- Service Animal Guidelines
- Filing a Grievance
- Campus Resources
- A Guide to Planning Accessible and Inclusive Events