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Accommodation Process

Process for Requesting Accommodations/Renewing Accommodations:

If you have a disability that requires assistance or accommodations, it is recommended that you register (affiliate) with our office.

Welcome to Students who are new to ARC

TCNJ students who are connecting to ARC for the first time:  Accommodation memos are no longer being prepared for the current semester.  If you need accommodations for the rest of the fall semester, please contact your faculty — they are best positioned to help you discern what options and strategies are available to wrap up this semester.  If you have questions about this, please contact us at

If you need accommodations for the Winter term, please email

To sign up for accommodations for the first time, please come back to this page in early January.  This is what you can expect:

  1. Complete the ARC Accommodation Request form — It’s a quick and easy online form.  This creates your account in the ACCOMMODATE system.
  2. Attach a copy of previous accommodations (504, IEP, or other documentation of accommodations provided at your previous school) to
  3. Attach documentation from a licensed professional (doctor/therapist/counselor/etc.). This can take the form of a letter on their letterhead, or diagnostic materials (please no notes on prescription pads).  The documentation should contain:
    1. Diagnosis(ses)
    2. Reference to where/how these diagnoses cause issues in your access to education, housing, dining, etc.

Please attach the documentation as PDFs, not MS Word, or Google docs


Renewing Accommodation for the Next Semester

For students who had accommodations in the fall semester, you will generate your accommodation memo for each succeeding semester by going to your Accommodate portal (, clicking on the Accommodate module and among the drop-down options, click on Semester Request.  You can see your most recent accommodations and check off each one that you wish to renew.



Note 1:  If you are in need of a housing accommodation for the spring, please complete the Spring 2023 Housing google form asap in January.  This will be available in early January.   ARC will work with Housing to ensure that an appropriate room is assigned to the student.  Please be prepared:  you will still need to complete the relevant forms (for housing and dining) that are required by the Housing Department.

Note 2:  If you are interested in the Lion Plus program for the spring semester, please send an email to   Here is a video describing the Lion Plus Program in more detail.

Next Steps:  For a description of what happens after you have submitted the accommodation request form, please  click here.

If you already have an accommodate portal, to access, update or use any other features in your ACCOMMODATE account, enter this URL or click on this link: and use your usual TCNJ logon.  

You are encouraged to keep your Specialist informed of your experiences as you move through each semester, so that any emerging concerns can be addressed while they are still easier to resolve. DO NOT WAIT.

Documentation (your 504/IEP and Doctor’s letter) does not need to be resubmitted while you are at TCNJ, unless a new diagnosis needs to be recognized.

For more details, please email or call 609-771-3199.

Deadline to schedule finals with ARC is Tuesday, Nov. 22 -- before Thanksgiving