Students requesting Disability Services are required to complete the following certification process:
(Optional, for new or transfer students only)
Return the Voluntary Disclosure and Request for Accommodation
This step is only necessary if you are a new incoming or transfer Meredith student. This form can be located in the Enrollment Handbook or may be obtained from Disability Services. Send your completed form to:
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607
Disability Services (DS) determines eligibility according to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Based on the documented functional limitations caused by a disability, DS determines reasonable accommodations to ensure individuals with disabilities have equal access to all programs and services.
DS reviews documentation and makes decisions about accommodations on a case-by-case basis. DS reserves the right to request additional information in order to determine eligibility and reserves the right to make final decisions concerning eligibility and appropriate accommodations based on the quality, how recent, and how complete the documentation is. We encourage students and evaluators to review the best practice documents published by the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the Educational Testing Service (ETS). It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation meeting the guidelines set forth by Disability Services. All documentation is confidential and will be maintained by the Counseling Center/Disability Services.
When documentation submitted to the review team is incomplete, the student will be asked to seek an additional evaluation and/or clarifying information from the evaluator(s). An Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, or Summary of Performance (SOP) provides useful information but is generally not considered sufficient by themselves. If your documents do not meet our guidelines, please send what you have.
Complete an intake interview with Disability Services staff
An intake interview takes about 45 minutes and allows our DS staff to understand how the disability impacts a student’s life functioning. The intake also provides an opportunity for the student to become acquainted with services that are offered through Disability Services. When possible, documentation should be submitted before the intake session. Students may make an appointment by calling (919) 760-8427.
It is the student’s responsibility to:
Director, Counseling Center
208 Carroll Hall