Learning Support and Disability Services

Helping Students Succeed

The College of Idaho seeks to provide an educational environment that is sensitive to the needs of students with disabilities. The College provides reasonable services to enrolled students who have a documented permanent or temporary physical, mental, or sensory disability that qualifies for academic accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Students with disabilities are encouraged to notify the College of potential ADA or 504 status during the admission process.

The College of Idaho provides services to its students with disabilities through the Learning Support & Disability Services office of the Division of Student Affairs. The Learning Support & Disability Services Director will meet with students who indicate they have disabilities to help arrange for reasonable accommodations and identify off-campus sources of support.

To Obtain Services, a Student Must:

  • Submit a written request for accommodations to the Learning Support & Disability Services office indicating the condition and the types of accommodations the student desires. Requests should be made immediately after notification of admission.
  • Submit appropriate documentation of the diagnosed disability from a qualified treatment provider. This documentation must indicate the nature, extent, and the academic implications of the disability. This documentation must also indicate the types of accommodation and services the student is currently receiving. The assessment must have been completed within the past three years.
  • Provide a signed release of information form that allows the college to communicate with the student's doctors and service providers for the purpose of providing requested accommodations. It is also recommended that students sign the FERPA release during summer orientation.
  • Provide contact information for the doctors and service providers listed on the release of information form.
  • Schedule an appointment with the Learning Support & Disability Services Director either by calling (208) 459-5683 or by contacting an Admission Counselor. The college prefers to first collect the information cited here and then to meet with the student. This meeting may occur when the student is on campus for summer orientation.

NOTE: The College will not ignore or excuse behavioral manifestations in conflict with College expectations or code of conduct resulting from various disabilities. The College holds all students to the same standards of performance and behaviors.

Special Students

Students 19 years of age or older who present satisfactory evidence that they are qualified to enroll in certain courses may be admitted as special students regardless of formal academic preparation.

Also, some high school juniors and seniors may be admitted to classes at the college prior to their graduation from secondary school if they live near the college, have superior academic records, and are recommended by school officials. These students may enroll for a limited course of study.

Special students are not candidates for any degree at the College. Those who wish to pursue a degree at the College must meet the requirements for admission stipulated under Admission Categories to Degree Programs.