Northwest Community College

Students with Disabilities

Northwestern Connecticut Community College welcomes students with disabilities of any kind. We are dedicated to offering services that help provide equal access to NCCC’s academic and campus programs for all disabled students. Once documentation is submitted, NCCC's counselor for students with disabilities will work with the student to determine appropriate academic adjustments with the final decision resting with NCCC based on supporting evidence.

 

How To Request Academic Adjustments

Step 1: Apply for Admissions.

Step 2: Review the documentation requirements.

A recent form of documentation of disability will be required to begin the Academic Adjustments procedure. Acceptable forms of documentation may include a doctor’s note, a full report from an educational psychologist or paperwork from a special educator, etc. 

Step 3: Send documentation.

Send the most recent disability documentation at least four weeks before the semester begins (August 1 for Fall Semester and December 15 for Spring Semester) to the attention of:

Christine Woodcock, Ph.D.
Learning Disabilities Specialist,
NCCC, Park Place East
Winsted, CT 06098

Email: cwoodcock@nwcc.commnet.edu
Phone: 860.738.6318

Step 4: Take the Admissions placement test.

To set up an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER test, contact the Admissions Office at 860.738.6330 or via e-mail at dmartineau@nwcc.commnet.edu. Since the placement test has no time limit, the academic adjustments of extended time is not needed. If other academic adjustments are required for the test, please contact the Learning Disabilities Specialist, Dr. Christine Woodcock, to set up an individual appointment for the test.

Step 5. Review placement test results and documentation.

Make an appointment with Dr. Christine Woodcock to discuss the placement test results, documentation, eligibility for services and educational/career goals. The student may choose to register for classes, pay the tuition and identify academic adjustments at this time. Or, the student can make a separate appointment to identify academic adjustments.

 

Student Responsibilities

After the Academic Adjustments Form is completed, the student has the responsibility to:

  1. Submit the Academic Adjustment Form to each instructor and discuss your strengths and challenges the first week of class. If the form is submitted later in the semester, the academic adjustments begin the date the instructor receives the form.

  2. Follow through with identified academic adjustments.

a. Students receiving extended time for tests need to follow the Extended Time for Tests Procedures.

b. Students who qualify for note-taking services need to meet with Dr. Christine Woodcock and complete the Note-Taking Request Form before registering for classes.

  1. Students with disabilities are subject to the same codes of conduct and disciplinary processes as other students. The Student Handbook explains students' rights and the grievance policy.

  2. If you have concerns about the services provided, you may contact the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, Dr. Ruth Gonzalez, via email at rgonzalez@nwcc.commnet.edu or by phone at 860.738.6315.

With Support Services ... Disabilities Can Become Abilities!

Non-discrimination Policy

Northwestern Connecticut Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information or criminal record in its programs and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-­discrimination policies: Dr. Ruth Gonzalez, Director of Student Development, (Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator) Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098, Green Woods Hall, (860) 738-6315, rgonzalez@nwcc.commnet.edu.