Hagerstown Community College provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its amendments. Although the College does not have a special education program for students with disabilities, the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations which are determined on an individual basis.
These accommodations allow students to be evaluated not on the effects of their disability, but instead on their knowledge and understanding of course material. In no case, however, will the College modify essential requirements for any course or degree program for students with disabilities.
All accommodations are based upon documentation that must be provided by a licensed or certified professional. It is the student’s responsibility to identify him/herself to the DSS office at least two weeks prior to the start of classes to allow time for necessary arrangements to be made.
The DSS office is located in the Administration and Student Affairs Building (ASA). Please see contact information below:
The DSS office can assist students in the application, advising, and financial aid process as well as the accommodation process. Please feel free to contact DSS staff with questions pertaining to any of these areas.
Generally documentation should be recent and include a formal evaluation, diagnosis of a disability, and provide recommendations concerning academic accommodations
If students suspect that they have a disability and do not have appropriate documentation, please see the referral list  or contact the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office.