Disability Accommodations at the BAC



The BAC is committed to providing an accessible and supportive learning environment for students with disabilities. The Director of Academic Services works with students, faculty, and staff to determine appropriate accommodations that will ensure students receive an equal opportunity for academic success.

To request an accommodation, contact Joshua White at 617.585.0274 or via email at joshua.white@the-bac.edu.

Disability Accommodations
All students seeking accommodations must complete a Learning and Physical Disability Notification Form prior to receiving any accommodations. A copy of form can be received by contacting Joshua White, Director of Academic Services at joshua.white@the-bac.edu.

The information that is provided on this form is confidential and will be used to determine appropriate student accommodations. Recent documentation of a student disability (within three years) must be submitted upon request. In order to make sure requests are received and acted upon in a timely manner, the student should contact the Director of Academic Services as soon as possible upon admission to the BAC. Waiting until the first days or weeks of classes may unnecessarily delay any accommodations the student might expect.

Once admitted to the BAC, all academic services are available to students with disabilities. The student must understand, however, that academic standards at the BAC are rigorous. By taking advantage of appropriate services and by means of individual effort, it is assumed that academic progress will be made. In addition, the student must understand that these conditions sometimes meet with a lack of understanding. The student and the Director of Academic Services should maintain open communication with the appropriate faculty and/or Program Directors to ensure academic integrity as well as reasonable expectations.

Accommodations that are determined to have a negative impact on the academic integrity of the educational program (e.g. those that would fundamentally alter the program of study) will not be honored.

The BAC Process
1. All students seeking accommodation must contact the Director of Academic Services and complete a Learning and Physical Disability Notification Form prior to receiving any accommodations. The form can be found by contacting Joshua White, Director of Academic Services at joshua.white@the-bac.edu.
2.Students must submit recent documentation (within three years) of their disability.
3. Students will meet with the Director of Academic Services to review the information provided on the Learning and Physical Disability Notification Form.
4. Reasonable accommodations will be provided based on the information and documentation made available to the BAC.

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