Getting Connected with SAS

 

There are two methods to connect with SAS, which include the expedited registration and the traditional registration. A Welcome Meeting is required with the traditional registration. During the Welcome Meeting, an Access Consultant will talk with you about the barriers you are experiencing because of your disability, reasonable accommodations to address the barriers you are experiencing, and how to set up accommodations in your classes. The method you use depends on your needs and the types of services you are requesting. Please contact us if you have questions about connecting with SAS.

Expedited Registration

Expedited registrations do not require a Welcome Meeting and are typically processed faster than traditional registrations. If you are only requesting accommodations from the following list, you may request an expedited registration:

  • Priority scheduling for classes in fall and spring semesters. Priority registration is not available for summer sessions. 
  • 1.5x or 2x extended time on exams and quizzes
  • Reduced distraction small group testing space
  • Use of personal note-taking technology/apps (e.g., laptop/iPad, Notability, Smartpen, etc.)
  • Access to lecture visual aids (e.g., PowerPoints)
  • Housing accommodations of a single room or preferred roommate

If you are requesting accommodations from the list above only, please follow these steps:

1. Complete the Student Application and Submit Documentation

  • Your first step is to tell us a little about yourself by completing the Student Application in Access KSU. Please select "expedited registration" in Question #1 of the application. This information must be completed by the student because it requires your Flashline username and password. It is a violation of University policy to share your password. 
  • Upload your disability documentation to your Student Application, or you can email it to sas@kent.edu.
  • To learn more about documentation requirements, visit SAS Documentation Guidelines.  

2. Check your Kent State email

  • Within 3 business days of uploading/emailing your documentation, you will receive an email confirming that you are eligible for an expedited registration. If you are not eligible, the email will explain your next steps to complete the traditional registration. 

3. Connection with SAS is Complete

  • Within 1 week, you will receive an email confirming that your connection with SAS is complete. The email will outline your supported accommodations and detail next steps for requesting the accommodations in your classes. 

4. Request Accommodations (via Access KSU)

  • Request your course accessibility letters (CALs) in Access KSU each semester.
  • CALs are sent by email to your instructors. This tells your instructors what accommodations you may need in class.
  • Discuss how you would like to use your accommodations with your instructors.
  • Accommodations are not typically provided retroactively, so it's important to request your CALs before the semester starts. 

Traditional Registration

If you do not qualify for an expedited registration or prefer to meet with an Access Consultant, please follow the steps below to connect with SAS. 

1. Complete the Student Application and Submit Documentation

  • Your first step is to tell us a little about yourself by completing the Student Application in Access KSU. Please select "traditional registration" in Question #1 of the application. This information must be completed by the student because it requires your Flashline username and password. It is a violation of University policy to share your password. 
  • Upload your disability documentation to your Student Application, or you can email it to sas@kent.edu.
  • To learn more about documentation requirements, visit SAS Documentation Guidelines.  

2. Schedule a Welcome Meeting

  • You will receive a "Schedule your Welcome Meeting" email within 3 business days. If additional documentation is needed, you will receive an email with instructions for providing sufficient documentation.  
  • The Welcome Meeting can be completed virtually or in-person at SAS. Connecting with SAS will not move forward until you have attended your Welcome Meeting. Please schedule your meeting promptly.

3. Request Accommodations (via Access KSU)

  • Request your course accessibility letters (CALs) in Access KSU each semester.
  • CALs are sent by email to your instructors. This tells your instructors what accommodations you may need in class.
  • Discuss how you would like to use your accommodations with your instructors.
  • Accommodations are not typically provided retroactively, so it's important to request your CALs before the semester starts. 

Taking Classes at a Kent State Regional Campus?

If you are a student at a Kent State regional campus, your first step is to connect with the SAS office at your primary campus. If you are already connected with SAS, you can use your accommodations at any campus by requesting your course accessibility letters in Access KSU. However, since campus processes may be different it's helpful to follow up with each SAS at the campus where your classes are held.


Temporary Assistance

SAS can be of assistance to students who have documentation of a temporary disability (e.g. surgery recovery, broken bone, etc.). Services are provided only for the duration of functional limitations associated with the temporary disability. The eligibility process is the same for all students with disabilities.