Student Access and Accommodation Services Coordinators are happy to meet with you to discuss accommodations that would assist you if you choose to attend Illinois State University. Please contact Student Access and Accommodation Services at 309-438-5853 or visit the office in 350 Fell Hall to schedule an informational session. If you need resources in an alternate format, please inform us at the time that you schedule your appointment. Meanwhile, you can learn more about Student Access and Accommodation Services by exploring our website.
Self-identification of your disability is voluntary and it is crucial to understand that it is illegal to inquire about disability during the application process. As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete a personal statement. Disclosing your disability in this statement is voluntary. It is important to understand that if you disclose your disability in this statement, this will not be considered a self-identification to receive accommodations. To receive accommodations, you must self-identify to Student Access and Accommodation Services, request accommodations, provide appropriate documentation and complete the procedures to become a student of Student Access and Accommodation Services.
A student with a disability must meet the same admission standards as their non-disabled peers. A student with a disability can choose to discuss their disability in the personal essay that is a part of the application for admission. If a student is denied admission because they do not meet the admission standards, they may appeal that decision to Admissions. Information concerning your disability will be considered during this appeal process if you choose to disclose your disability as part of your appeal.
Admissions will evaluate your application in the same manner that all applications are evaluated. Illinois State University wants to admit students who will be successful. Your potential for success will be evaluated on your high school academic performance, ACTs, SATs, essay and school activities. For additional information about the college's admission procedures, visit the University's Admissions website. Documentation of your disability should be sent separately to the Student Access and Accommodation Services office.