Frequently Asked Questions
Parking questions should be directed to Auxiliary Services at 200 University Center, 404-413-9500.
Go to the main Circulation Desk or call 404-413-2820.
Contact the Facilities Customer Communications Center 404-413-0600.
How so I request a seat in the classroom if I use a wheelchair or need a particular type of desk or chair?
During the intake process with ODS, request an accommodations for priority seating in the classroom. This also should be discussed with the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Notify ODS for the placement of a desk or chair in the classroom.
Call the Office of Disability Services at 404-413-1560 as well as University Housing at 404-413-1800.
Eligibility for priority registration is determined during your intake appointment with ODS. You can verity your registration appointment time on PAWS. Contact Disability Services if you think there may be problems with your priority registration.
Contact your disability services provider. In some instances it may be possible to relocate a class; however, we encourage students to use their Panther Shuttle and to allow sufficient time between classes when registering.
Eligibility for books on tape is determined by ODS during your intake appointment. Eligible students must meet with the Testing Coordinator to determine the type of alternative media that best suits their needs. You must provide proof of purchase for each converted textbook.
The process to register with ODS is the same. Submit an academic accommodation packet along with your documented diagnosis evaluation (requirements for documentation can be found under “Documents and Forms). Once your application is reviewed, ODS will contact you to schedule and appointment to finalize the accommodations. Once you have your student accommodation letter, you can fax or email your letter to your online instructors.
There are several resources for tutoring on campus. Once resource is Student Support Services, which provides tutoring to low-income students with disabilities on a limited basis. You will need a referral from ODS.
If you are more than 30 minutes late for an exam, ODS must receive written or verbal conformation from the instructor to allow you to take the exam; otherwise, the exam will be returned to the department. If there is a valid reason you cannot take the exam at the scheduled time, you must notify ODS and the instructor. To reschedule, have your instructor notify ODS of the new date and time.
Inform the Testing Coordinator. It also may help to provide your instructor with a copy of the RITA form and remind him or her by e-mail and/or telephone the day before the exam.
What if my instructor says I must take my double-time exams at the same time as the class even though that will create a scheduling conflict with another class?
Make an appointment at the beginning of the semester to show your instructor your class schedule and try to arrange an alternate time to take exams.
Contact the Office of Disability Services. All reasonable accommodations must be granted unless they alter how the course is taught.
It is not necessary that you test in the ODS. Some instructors may prefer to proctor your exam themselves or have an assistant do it. This is acceptable as long as you are receiving your double time, distractions reduced environment, and/or other accommodations.
If you are taking the test on a different day, the instructor can and may give you a different version.
May I use my accommodations letter from another college to get the same accommodations through Georgia State’s Office of Disability Services?
No. We may use your prior letter as a guideline for accommodations, but current documentation must be submitted for review and we will generate a new letter.