Request Accommodation Letters

How to Request Accommodation Letters 

Every semester, you are responsible for requesting accommodation letters to send to your instructors so that you can work out the details of how accommodations will be implemented for that class.

A schedule change also requires a new accommodation request for any added courses.

Here are the steps to follow. 

  1. Use uark username and password to access the CEA Student Login 

  2.  The first time requesting accommodation letters, you may see Required Forms section at the top of the page. These are eForm Agreements with information about specific accommodations that you must read and digitally sign to proceed. 

  3. Scroll down and you should see a list of your courses.  If you do not see your courses listed, please try again in 24 hours or contact the CEA for assistance.  

  4. Select the check box in front of each course you're requesting accommodations for and select Continue to Customize Your Accommodations. 

  5. A new screen is displayed showing each class you selected. Select accommodations you would like to use in each course

NOTE - Test/Quiz Accommodations: Select the group heading of "Accessible Testing/Quizzes" and all of your specific test/quiz accommodations will be listed on the accommodation letter(s). 

For more detailed instructions, you may refer to this screenshot guide of the above steps.

Non-Lecture Course (NLC) Accommodations

Accommodations are initially determined based on barriers experienced in traditional classroom or online setting, and are written to apply to those specific settings, Therefore, standard classroom accommodations may not be applicable in primarily experiential and/or application-based courses (e.g. internship, practicum, clinical, fieldwork, physical education, assistantship, etc.).  Approval for accommodations in such courses 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.

Non-Lecture Course (NLC) Request Process

  • If requesting letters for a Non-Lecture Course, you will receive a prompt asking you to consider & confirm which accommodations you believe are necessary for that type of experiential course and to contact CEA staff to further discuss whether other accommodation(s) are needed. 
    • Note: Failure to complete the prompt or contact/consult with the CEA may delay the request process.

  • On your NLC Accommodation Letter, your instructor will receive a similar prompt to thoughtfully consider what may be appropriate in that experiential course setting.

  • Additional action may be required before an accommodation letter is sent to faculty. 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.
  • Once reasonable and appropriate accommodations are determined, the CEA will notify the coordinator/chair and other necessary individuals to ensure appropriate accommodation implementation. 

  • Notify the CEA of any concerns regarding accommodation implementation immediately at or 479-575-3104. 

Important Note to Students: Plan in Advance 

As you approach degree requirements related to clinical, fieldwork, or internship experiences, 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, academic department, and site location (if applicable).