The following procedures will apply for
consideration of requests for auxiliary aids, accommodations, or other special
services. Students should complete the steps below in advance of the
anticipated need for services:
semester application deadline is May 1
● Spring semester application deadline is October 1
● Summer semester application deadline is March 1
Processing times vary and are sometimes lengthy
depending upon the number of applicants. It is necessary to give the
Center for Disability Services (CDS) the time and information needed to
determine your eligibility and accommodations. If a request is submitted
after the deadline, the CDS will make every effort to accommodate the request
but cannot guarantee that such a request can be met. Late requests may
result in delay of an accommodation for the current semester.
procedures for application to the Center for Disability Services are as
Registration with Center
for Disability Services
will make an appointment with a counselor in the Center for Disability Services
and provide documentation of their disability and need for accommodations.
This information will be kept confidential and only information necessary for
the provision of appropriate support services will be released with students'
Students will complete the Moraine
Valley Community College for Disability Services' Intake Form and two Release
of Information forms must be signed. These forms must be completed and
returned to the CDS office before services can provided. (Note:
The release forms must be signed by parent if student is under 18).
Click here to print a copy of
CDS' INTAKE FORM.
The professional staff consists of the educational case manager, Center for
Disability Services director and instructional coordinator. Students'
documentation, school reports, appropriate medical information, and other
pertinent data are analyzed. Students' eligibility, needed services, and
auxiliary aids are then determined by the staff. It is in the
students' best interest to make sure that this information is sent to and
received by the CDS. If documentation is not complete or does not support
requested accommodations, students will be directed to acquire additional
documentation. Additional documentation is acquired at the students' expense.
COMPASS Placement Test (Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support
The COMPASS Placement Test consists of untimed tests in basic writing, reading,
and numerical skills, plus additional tests in either elementary or advanced
algebra depending on students' high school mathematics background. Students
can bring their own calculators from home for the math section. This tests
is required of all full-time students. Part-time students registering for
less than 12 credit hours are required to complete the appropriate placement
tests in reading, writing, and mathematics prior to registering for English
composition courses and/or any mathematics courses, or they must complete the
reading and writing tests after attempting 11 credit hours. The students
may use their ACT scores in lieu of a COMPASS test if they scored a 20 or above
in each category. Each category (rdg., com., and math) will be
evaluated separately. The CDS strongly recommends
that students take the COMPASS test before registering for classes. Its
purpose is to identify students' strengths and needs in order to determine if
developmental coursework is necessary in one or more areas. Students will
not do well in college if their reading, writing, and math skills are not at a
college level. Blind or low vision students who need assistance with
COMPASS testing need to make an appointment through the CDS office.
The Faculty Memo of Recommended Services/Accommodations will be distributed to
students at the beginning of each semester. The student will hand deliver
their memo to each instructor they want notified and discuss their
accommodations/needs. The memo is valid for one semester.