Non-Lecture Course (NLC) Accommodations & Request Process

Non-Lecture Course (NLC) Accommodations & Request Process

Accommodations are initially determined based on the classroom or online setting, and are written to apply to those specific settings, and may not be applicable in courses that are primarily experiential and/or application-based.

Although standard classroom accommodations are available for selection in  non-lecture, experiential learning courses (e.g. internship, practicum, clinical, fieldwork, physical education, assistantship, etc.) , approval for accommodations related to experiential or application-based requirements is determined based on an individualized assessment of the student’s needs, the requirements of the degree or program, and considerations related to the placement site. This process requires communication with the student, in addition to the coordinator of the clinical, fieldwork, or internship experience.

What's new for July 2022?

  • If you are enrolled in a Non-Lecture Course (NLC) you will receive an individual prompt when submitting your accommodation request asking you to consider and confirm what accommodations may be necessary for this type of experiential course, and to contact CEA staff for further discussion if additional accommodations are needed.
  • Your instructor will similarly receive a prompt on the Non-Lecture Course (NLC) faculty notification letter (accommodation letter)  to thoughtfully consider what may be appropriate in this experiential course setting. 


Additional action may be required before a faculty notification letter is sent. Meaning that CEA staff may seek further consultation with you, your academic department, and/or your site location (if applicable) to determine whether the accommodation(s) requested:

  • Appropriately address access barriers;
  • Are reasonable for the experiential course setting;
  • Would fundamentally alter the degree or program requirements or pose a health or safety concern.

Advance Planning

As you approach degree requirements related to clinical, fieldwork, or internship experiences, accommodations may be different and therefore you should contact the CEA well in advance of your Non-Lecture Courses (NLC) so that we can collaboratively address potential access barriers, as this process often requires planning and consultation among the CEA, your academic department, and your site location (if applicable). Once reasonable and appropriate accommodations are determined, CEA will notify the coordinator/chair, as well as other necessary individuals to ensure implementation. Please contact the CEA at or 479-575-3104 with any questions or concerns.