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Our Mission

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) collaborates with students, faculty, staff and guests to advance access within the campus community and to further extend both the mission of The College of New Jersey and the mission of the Division of Inclusive Excellence to persons with disabilities. As part of this effort, ARC promotes an awareness of disability as a facet of diversity with underpinnings of collaborative efforts being rooted in social justice.



For students starting at TCNJ in the Fall of 2022, we are launching a new system for accommodations support and will be ready to begin it with you after May 15th and after you have submitted your acceptance deposit.. Please check back with us then for directions.  We are excited to share this new process with you!

For Returning Students: You will be included too, as needed and desired, after we get the new students up and running. More information will be made available at that time. In the meantime, you will continue to be supported as usual.

Student Spotlight:

Jaclyn Perlman ’21

Jonathan Zobek ’20


Requesting Accommodations for the First Time for the Spring 2022 semester:

If you have disabilities, learning differences or access barriers, this is the place to address your questions and concerns.  Please note that we are now processing Affiliations for implementation in the Spring 2022 semester.

For Accommodations STARTING in the Spring 2022 semester:  Please use this google form ASAP to start the process for the Spring 2022 semester. We look forward to getting you started on this new life chapter. Follow this link for more information on the rest of the affiliation process.   (Accommodations are most effective if begun at the start of the semester, so start the ball rolling ASAP.  Accommodations may not be guaranteed after Feb. 18th for the spring semester.  After this date, we will review your information and take appropriate actions based on the timing and your specific situation.)

For Accommodations starting in Fall 2022:  Students newly-affiliating for accommodations starting in the Fall of 2022 will be using the new system mentioned above in WE ARE DOING SOMETHING NEW.  More information will be made available later this spring.  Check back with us!

Faculty/Staff:  If you need ARC services, please use this affiliation form.

Lion Plus Program

The Lion Plus Program at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a fee-based holistic student support program for students with documented disabilities who have affiliated with ARC. The scope of Lion Plus Program services extends beyond legally mandated (ADA) accommodations, which remain free-of-charge, and are a critical component of equitable educational access. For freshmen, the purpose of the Lion Plus Program is to assist with all aspects of transitioning from the high school environment to the TCNJ community, with campus connectedness as a focal point. For upper class students (sophomores, juniors and seniors), the Lion Plus Program is centered on retention, continued integration and academic and interpersonal independence.  Here is a video describing the Lion Plus Program in more detail.

The Lion Plus Program is at capacity for the Fall 2021 semester, but you can get on the list to be contacted for Spring 2022.  For more information, please contact Dixita Malatesta, Learning Specialist, Accessibility Resource Center, at

ARC offers Remote Proctoring for Assessments

Please go to our Proctoring page for information on proctoring, and scheduling proctoring by ARC.

Scheduling a meeting — for virtual as well as in person meetings:

Please see our ARC appointment policies for scheduling meetings. We do want to connect with you, but an appointment is needed.

Important Links

Center for Student Success (CSS)
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Financial Aid
Records and Registration

Returning Students: Housing Accommodation Requests for Fall 2022 are now being accepted until Feb 13thClick Here!