Accommodation Letters

What are accommodation letters?

  • Accommodation letters are formal documents written to each faculty member from the Access Specialist, listing your approved accommodations.

How will I get my accommodation letters?

  • Prior to the beginning of each semester,  log into your myDAC account, and select which instructors to whom you would like your accommodation letter sent.
  • If you have not yet met with your Access Specialist during the current academic year, you will need to stop by Disability and Access (DAC) or call 507-786-3288 to schedule an annual review with Joe or Laura.
  • Your accommodation letter will be e-mailed directly to your professors from your Access Specialist.  You will be CC’d on this e-mail. Your letter will NOT be sent to your professors until you have scheduled your annual review with your Access Specialist (see previous bullet).

What do I need to do after my accommodation letter is delivered?

  • When your Access Specialist emails your letter to your professors, you will receive a copy.  Keep the letter somewhere safe for your records.
  • As soon as your accommodation letter is received, you are expected to contact each professor individually to discuss the accommodations.  Confirm that each professor received the letter, and talk about how the specific accommodations (such as extended time on tests) will be arranged in each class.  You are not obligated to share any details of your disability during these conversations.  Make this contact right away to ensure that you and the professors will have enough time to make any necessary arrangements for upcoming exams, etc.
  • Contact your Access Specialist right away if you have any questions, concerns, or problems with your accommodations in any of your classes.