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Reasonable accommodations are defined as all adjustments, alterations, or modifications that allow a student with a documented disability or impairment to have equal access to college programs and activities. There is no guarantee all requested academic accommodations will be granted. Accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis, and may include but are not limited to:


  • Tape recorders
  • Signing interpreters*
  • Note-takers*


  • Extended time*
  • Distraction-reduced setting
  • Oral exam**
  • Laptop computer/word processor
  • Alternative format text
  • Scribe

* See Policy for Extended Time on Tests.

** If a student requires an examination to be given orally or that it be taped or read, the course instructor will be responsible for administering the exam.

Course Substitutions:

Specific learning disabilities may preclude learning in quantitative or foreign language areas even with reasonable accommodations. In these rare circumstances, the University may permit the substitution of a specific course or courses as an accommodation. Each request for course substitution must be considered carefully on an individual basis.  Requests for course substitution as an accommodation are initiated through Academic Support. The Vice President for Academic Affairs must approve the substitution following extensive review and recommendation by the Dean of Students in conjunction with the chair of the academic department included in the request.

For further information, please contact Ms. LaDonna Bridges, Director of Academic Support, at 508-626-4906 or

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220