Disability Services



It is the responsibility of the student to make his or her disability known and to request academic or physical accommodations. Requests should be made in a timely manner to the Disability Services Coordinator and every reasonable effort will be made to provide services.

The process for obtaining accommodations is as follows:

  1. Gain admission to Southwestern Community College (SCC). Take College Placement Tests. Attend Orientation. Please note: If you need an accommodation for the College Placement Tests or for New Student Orientation, please contact the Disability Services Coordinator prior to your scheduled test/orientation event.
  2. Meet with assigned advisor to register for classes.
  3. Make an appointment to meet with the Disability Services Coordinator.
  4. Fill out a Request for Disability Services form. Download this file (.pdf) by clicking on the link to the Request for Disability Services form at the bottom of this page.
  5. Provide current documentation of your disability (see Documentation Guidelines for more information on appropriate and acceptable documentation).
  6. Once a Request for Services form and documentation are received and reviewed, you will work with the Disability Service Coordinator to determine necessary accommodations and initiate an Educational Support Plan (ESP).
  7. The Disability Services Coordinator will write up and prepare the written Educational Support Plan (ESP).
  8. You will then be responsible for delivering the ESP to your instructors and discussing it with them.
  9. The Disability Services Coordinator will be available for consultations with faculty and meetings with students and faculty upon request.

For more information, contact the Student Disability Services Coordinator at  828.339.4326.