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Accommodation Process

Process for Requesting Accommodations:

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

Welcome Transfers and First Year Lions!

For Transfer, First Year and current TCNJ students who are not yet connected to ARC: Please connect with us this summer for accommodations in the fall of 2022.  After mid-semester, the effectiveness of accommodations may be reduced or may not be available.  If possible, please have your documentation ready to upload.

  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 arc@tcnj.edu.
  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.

Note 1:  If you are in need of a housing accommodation please complete the accommodation request form asap even if you don’t have all of the documentation immediately.  We want to get started on your placement while we wait for your documentation; which we WILL NEED to complete the process.

Note 2:  If you are interested in the Lion Plus program, please indicate this in the appropriate spot on the accommodation request form.   Here is a video describing the Lion Plus Program in more detail.

Next Steps:  Once we have your information — and a chance to review it — one of the ARC Specialists will then contact you to set up a meeting.  At that meeting, you and your Specialist will discuss and then decide on the accommodations that will best support you for success and well-being.

For academic accommodations, your Specialist will send you an “Accommodation Memo” which you are to send to your faculty.  You and your faculty should discuss how the accommodations are to be implemented (especially testing accommodations), so that issues are ironed out with time to spare.

To access, update or use any other features in your ACCOMMODATE account, enter this URL or click on this link:  tcnj-accommodate.symplicity.com and use your usual TCNJ logon.  

You are encouraged to keep your Specialist informed of your experiences as you move through the 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 arc@tcnj.edu or call 609-771-3199.

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