Ursuline provides accommodations – and support, inspiration, and welcome – for students who have documented physical, psychological or learning disabilities.
Students with documented disabilities, including those with documented physical, psychological and learning disabilities, may be eligible for reasonable accommodations. Students who would like to request disability-related accommodations should contact the Director of Disability Services. Students may schedule an appointment to discuss the accommodation process and their requests by emailing Beth Thompson.
Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined on an individual basis. The accommodation process is an interactive process between the student, their healthcare provider(s) and the Director of Disability Services. To find out more about the documentation required in order to evaluate an accommodation request, please contact Beth Thompson. Students are responsible for initiating accommodation requests.
The FOCUS program provides students with documented disabilities a comprehensive support program while at Ursuline College. The FOCUS program is aimed at:
ALL STAGES OF FOCUS
FOCUS STAGE 1: ($760/semester)
FOCUS STAGE 2: ($1,450/semester)
FOCUS STAGE 3: ($2,000/semester)
FOCUS STAGE 4: ($400/semester)
What is required to be in the FOCUS program?
To be eligible to participate in the FOCUS program, students must first meet the admissions requirements of Ursuline College and be accepted to the college. Students must also have a diagnosed disability and provide the Disability Specialist with supporting documentation of their disability. Please contact the Disability Specialist for more details regarding documentation.
Students interested in enrolling in FOCUS should contact the Disability Specialist to schedule a meeting to discuss their interest in the program. Phone conferences can be scheduled if the student is not able to meet on campus.
Yes, students who are awarded financial aid may apply their aid towards the cost of the program.
Yes, students enrolled in FOCUS take the same classes and have the same program requirements and expectations as students who are not enrolled in FOCUS.
No, students are under no obligation to remain in FOCUS. Eligible students may fluctuate between different stages of the FOCUS program each semester according to the number of credit hours they have and other personal factors. The Disability Specialist can help eligible students choose the stage that is best for them once they have registered for classes. Students may also choose to step out of the FOCUS program and then return provided they still meet the eligibility requirements.
Yes, students athletes who meet the eligibility requirements of the program may enroll. The Disability Specialist will schedule FOCUS meetings that do not conflict with the student athlete’s athletic schedule.
Yes, students with disabilities may request disability-related accommodations without being in FOCUS. Students with disabilities should connect with the Disability Specialist to initiate the accommodation request process. All accommodations are evaluated on an individual basis.
Only students with documented disabilities are eligible for the program. Student who suspect they may have an undiagnosed disability may contact the Disability Specialist for referrals to community resources that can do neuropsychological assessments and other evaluations.
How do I find out more about the FOCUS program?
Students and families can find out more about the program by contacting Beth Thompson or calling 440.449.2046.