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Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
Academic Adjustments And Course Substitution
Students with disabilities are expected to meet the same academic standards as other students. Accommodations and the extensive support services available to all students contribute to the success of students with disabilities in completing the expected requirements in courses and curriculum plans.
In exceptional circumstances, a student may be successful in all the courses required for a certificate, degree or transfer with the exception of one. If after all measures to accommodate have been utilized, the effect of the disability prevents the student from completing that one requirement, it may be feasible to consider a course substitution. The situation must be judged with great care so the recommendation does not jeopardize the integrity of the individual’s achievement or preparation. Any such substitution is applicable only to De Anza requirements and may not be accepted by transfer institutions. The policy and process is outlined on the Disability Programs and Services (DSPS) Division web site under Academic Senate Policies or request a copy from your counselor or advisor.
Steps to Receive an Academic Adjustment or Substitution/Waiver: