Dual Credit ADA

ADA for Dual Credit Students

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Students enrolled in dual credit courses may utilize the same or comparable support services that are afforded to all HCC students. Students are required to self-disclose with the appropriate HCC ability services. Coordination of required accommodations will be afforded through a collaborative effort between HCC and the student’s governing high school institution, such as their school district. Dual Credit students may request accommodations in the same manner as other HCC students. Students can schedule the required appointments with the Ability Services office that they are referred to by their high-school. Although we recommend face-to-face appointments, these appointments may be done via telephone, video conference, or in another format that suits both the Ability Services office and the student. Once the student receives the accommodation letter, the student must sign the letter and present it to the instructor - whether in person or by e-mail. Students are urged to follow-up with the instructor regarding the accommodation(s) and determine whether technical support will be needed to implement the accommodation(s). If the student or instructor needs assistance with this process, they may contact the ability services office that provided the accommodation letter.

The Accommodations Process @ HCC

The process for obtaining reasonable accommodations is an interactive one that begins with the student’s disclosure of his/her disability. The student has the responsibility of providing Ability Services with the appropriate documentation from a qualified physician or clinician who has diagnosed his/her disability. Students with disabilities should contact Ability Services directly. The contact must be made by the student and not a representative of the student, however parents/family are encouraged to participate in the process. Students taking online classes can contact any of the ability services to request reasonable accommodations.

Students must be on file with our office in order to obtain services including, but not limited to:

  • Placement testing with reasonable accommodations,
  • If needed reasonable classroom accommodations
  • Interpreting or cart services
  • Textbooks in an alternate format
  • Assistive technology
  • Referrals to agencies such as the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, etc.

Note: Ability Services works closely with other college departments, but does not replicate those services. We direct students to the appropriate service and facilitate referrals as needed.

Documentation for Accommodations

Obtain appropriate documentation of your disability from your Healthcare Provider, High School, Licensed Therapist, etc. Appropriate documentation is required for the intake appointment and before accommodations can be provided. The ADA Counselor will review your documentation and determine eligibility for services.

  • For a Learning/Intellectual DisabilityMost recent diagnostic assessment including:
    • Diagnosis
    • Intelligence and achievement test results
    • Most recent Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE)
    • ARD documentation alone is not sufficient
    • Describe the specific accommodations requested
    • Example: one-and-one-half the amount of time allowed for other students for testing, etc. Your licensed health care provider knows what reasonable accommodations are for school/college, work, etc., based on the diagnosis of a particular disability. 
  • For Other DisabilitiesRecent comprehensive medical, physical, or psychological evaluation; OR typed letter on office letterhead with a signature from a licensed professional including the following:
    • Diagnosis
    • Functional limitations
    • How diagnosis of disability impacts your educational process
    • Describe the specific accommodations requested
    • Example: one-and-one-half the amount of time allowed for other students for testing, etc. Your licensed health care provider knows what reasonable accommodations are for school/college, work, etc., based on the diagnosis of a particular disability. 

For additional guidance and direction please visit the Ability Services Counselor.

Connect with an ADA Counselor

For additional guidance or after a student registers for classes and has their documentation, the student can connect with any HCC ADA Counselor to request Accommodations.

Whether you are a student with a disability, or an instructor working with a student with a disability, we look forward to assisting you.

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Mahnaz Kolaini, PsyD., LPC-S

Director of Counseling and Ability Services