Wharton County Junior College is committed to providing a discrimination-free environment for its students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.. Students with disabilities are encouraged to inform the college of any assistance they may need upon application for admission to attend WCJC. Early self-identification will allow the student to receive approved accommodations as quickly as possible. (Please see EO page information).
It is the responsibility of the student with a disability to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of the disability. Wharton County Junior College does not assume responsibility for providing special accommodations and services to students who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability and who have not made their need known. Students desiring accommodations must contact the Coordinator of Disability Services and provide appropriate medical and/or psychological documentation from a qualified physician or clinician who has diagnosed the student's disability.This action entitles qualified students with disabilities to their legal rights and assures them of receiving information on services and procedures available to them. Disability information is strictly confidential and is not released without consent of the student. A student will not be charged an additional fee for an accommodation that has been approved and written into an Action Plan by the Coordinator of Disability Services.
Students with disabilities are to inform the Coordinator of Disability Services prior to the start of their registration for classes at WCJC. The college can't guarantee accommodations for a student on the first day of classes if the student does not provide complete information to the Coordinator 45 working days prior to the start of the initial semester of enrollment.. Early self-identification will allow the student to receive reasonable accommodation he or she may be eligible for as quickly as possible.
Continuing WCJC students must indicate prior to each semester their wish for continuation and submittal of previously approved accommodations to faculty one month prior to each semester enrolled by contacting the Office of Disability Services
Further information about reasonable accommodations in a college setting may be obtained by contacting the Coordinator of Disability Services.
Coordinator of Disability Services: Dr. Jimmie Flanagin
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Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education from the Office for Civil Rights
Susan Denman-Briones, Director of Academic Advising and Counseling