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How to access academic accommodations at Linfield

  • Complete an online application for services and submit documentation.
  • Schedule and complete a required LSS Intake (call 503-883-2562 or email for an appointment)
  • Make requests for accommodations each Semester using LSS Online Services
  • Follow policies and procedures outlined during your LSS Intake. Be aware that LSS requires advance notice to coordinate accommodations. LSS will make every reasonable effort to accommodate each request but cannot guarantee that untimely requests can be met. Requests for accommodations made without sufficient notice may result in delay, substitutions, or denial of accommodation.

Housing, dining (meal plan), emotional support animal and physical access requests

Please contact LSS directly for any non-academic accommodation request prior to submitting an online application. Depending on the request, there may be specific documentation and forms that will need be filled out that are not available through the online application. 

Disability services available through Learning Support Services

Students needing to request disability services must identify with our office as soon as possible (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act).  In the college setting a student does not qualify for services until they have registered with the designated disability office (Learning Support Services) and go through the registration process. It is the student's choice as to whether they choose to register with Learning Support Services and accommodations will not be implemented without appropriate student input.   

Eligibility for accommodations

Any student with a documented disability is eligible to receive services from Learning Support Services (LSS).  The purpose of accommodations is to reduce or eliminate any barriers that may exist because of an individual's disability. Linfield will not waive specific courses or academic requirements considered essential to a particular program or degree as consistent with the legal framework that applicable to higher education. Any adjustments to existing requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis in order to ensure that individuals are not discriminated against on the basis of their disability.

Every student with a documented disability has the following rights:

  • Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities available through the University.
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Appropriate confidentially of all information pertaining to their disability with the choice of whom to disclose his/her/their disability to except as required by law.
  • Information reasonably available in accessible formats.

Every student with a documented disability has the following responsibility to:

  • Meet the University's qualifications and essential technical, academic, and institutional standards.
  • Identify themselves in timely manner as an individual with a disability when seeking an accommodation.
  • Provide documentation from an appropriate and qualified professional source that verifies the nature of the disability, current functional limitations, and the need for specific accommodations.
  • Follow specific procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids.


Learning Support Services
Melrose Hall 020