Disability Services FAQs
Is there a separate process for students with disabilities to apply for admission to San Jacinto College?
All students follow the same enrollment process for applying to San Jacinto College. The online application is available at www.sjcd.edu.
The Texas Success Initiative requires that incoming students be assessed for college readiness in the areas of reading, mathematics, and writing. To determine readiness, students are required to take a placement test (COMPASS) or provide an exemption. Visit with an Counselor / Educational Planner to determine your next step.
No, San Jacinto College does not offer specific classes for students with disabilities. The college does provide accommodations to assist students along with additional academic support, such as tutoring and writing assistance.
Students must submit an application for accommodations, click the following link Accommodation Application . The application must be submitted along with any supporting documentation. The forms should be submitted to the campus where you plan to attend classes.
Central Leander Nash
North Jillian Mahatha
South Tanesha Antoine
All applications take approximately 10 days to be reviewed by the Disability Services Committee. The student will be contacted to schedule a time meet and review the status of their request.
Students who been approved to receive accommodations receive an accommodation form to provide to their instructors. The form outlines what accommodations the student is eligible to receive and the process for receiving the accommodations. The letter does not state the nature of the disability.
Although there is no deadline for applying for accommodations, students are encouraged to request accommodations at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester. Accommodations are not retroactive and are effective from time the student receives their approved accommodation letter.
All documentation related to a disability is considered confidential and shared on a need to know basis within the institution. The application for Disability Services has a section for release of information. This will allow the Disability Services Counselor to discuss information regarding accommodations related to your disability and/or auxiliary aids to relevant San Jacinto faculty and/or staff to provide academic support. At no time is a student’s disability or disability related issues disclosed to an instructor and/or family member without written consent from the student.
Will my parents be able to contact my instructor regarding my disability for to find out about my grades?
FERPA laws prohibit San Jacinto College (faculty and staff) from disclosing information regarding a student’s academic status and or records to parents of students’ who have reached the age of 18 or attends a school beyond high school level. This includes the Disability Services Office.