Lone Star College provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services (also referred to as accommodations or ADA accommodations) to eligible students with disabilities. Accommodations ensure that each student has an equal opportunity to participate in the college’s programs, and are reviewed and implemented each semester, based on several factors such as documentation of disability, faculty input, student conversations, and class schedules.
Reasonable accommodations are college-approved modifications or adjustments that enable a qualified student with a disability to fully participate in a college course, program, facility, activity or service. These accommodations provide assurance that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges which are equal to students without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations include:
An academic modification or adjustment that minimizes or eliminates the impact of a disability, allowing the individual to gain equal access and have an equal opportunity to participate in Lone Star College courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. Examples of reasonable academic adjustments include extended time for exams, quizzes, or tests.
The college urges that students requiring Auxiliary Aids to contact the DSO as early as possible to request Auxiliary Aids prior to the first day of class since auxiliary aids are based on student schedules. Examples include adaptive equipment, assistive technology, FM systems, electronic textbooks or books in alternative formats, and the use of computers for testing.
The College urges that students requiring Services to contact the DSO as early as possible to request Services prior to the first day of class since Services are based on student schedules. Examples of services include a reader for tests, note-taker for a course, test proctors, sign language interpreters, real-time captioning.
Submit application and forms to your campus Disability Service Office (email is okay); see contacts listed on this page. A Disability Service Provider will review your application and documents and follow up with you.
If you have any questions or need help with this process, please contact your campus Disability Service Office.
Appeals & Reconsiderations
If you have previously requested accommodations and were denied, or are in need of revisions to current accommodations, visit ADA Appeals and Reconsiderations for more information.
Students with accommodations must apply for renewal each semester as needed.
Submit forms to your campus Disability Service Office (contacts listed on this page). Please note that requesting renewal does not automatically grant accommodations. The DS Provider will review the request, determine eligibility, and follow up to discuss your request. Eligible students will receive an Accommodation Letter from your DS Provider through your Lone Star College e-mail address (i.e., name@myLonestar.edu). For more information, please see LSC’s Board Policy on Students with Disability Rights (section VI.D.11). For more information on procedures, see Students with Disability Rights Procedures.
Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities:
Lone Star College collaborates with a variety of local, state, and federal entities to identify and share resources for students with disabilities. At Lone Star College locations, there are building entrances and indoor facilities designed to accommodate students with special needs. Classrooms and other facilities are also adjusted, when requested, to meet student needs. Auxiliary aids and services are available and are free to eligible students who register with the Disability Services Office at the Lone Star College they are obtaining their degree from. For more information, contact a DS Provider listed under Campus Contacts on this page