Academic accommodations may include the following:

  • Additional time for testing
  • Preferential seating
  • Volunteer note-takers
  • Oral testing
  • Audio taped lectures
  • Distraction free environment for testing
  • Access/Assistive technology equipment
  • Or other accommodations
Tutor helping a student

These accommodations are considered on an individual basis determined on the clinical information and by an interactive dialog with the student who has a disability.

If needed, written descriptions of specific accommodations may be sent to instructors or requested by students. With students' permission, clinical information regarding the disability may also be shared with instructors to help in providing better services. A release of information form must be filled out by the student.

All students, regardless of disability issues, are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered through the Academic Learning Department located in the McKay Library on the 3rd floor, East wing. Elevator access is provided

These services are provided at no extra cost to the student. It is the student's responsibility to contact the centers and make arrangements for services. Information can be found on the BYU-Idaho home page by following the prompts under "Students," then "Services," to "Academic Learning." A person may also call the Department at (208) 496-4271.

Services such as a personal attendant, help with activities of daily living (ADL's), transportation to campus, or transportation on campus, etc., are classified as "Personal Services," and not provided by the university. Referral to appropriate agencies and resources is available through the Disability Services Office.