Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Students who have disabilities which are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and who have been properly registered with the Dean of Students are called “qualified students” for the purposes of this policy. It is the responsibility of the student with disabilities to establish in writing at latest by the time of registration their status with respect to ADA to the satisfaction of the Dean of Students.

Upon receipt of appropriate documentation, the Dean of Students will issue to the student a Special Accommodation Letter to present to their instructors. This letter will contain information relative to the special needs of the student.

It is also the responsibility of the qualified student to notify each instructor, by the end of the first week of class, that options to standard methods of educational access will be needed. The form of accommodation will be determined by mutual agreement between the Dean of Students and the Academic Dean.

Dallas Int’l will work with each qualified student to make reasonable and appropriate adjustments to the classroom environment and the teaching, testing, or learning methodologies in order to facilitate equality of educational access for persons with disabilities. While the integrity of academic standards must be upheld, the emphasis is on attainment of essential competencies in a subject or discipline.