Appeals Process

Accommodation Eligibility Appeal

Eligibility for accommodation is determined through an interactive process between the individual student and Assumption College.  If eligibility for an accommodation is denied, the student should contact the Director of Disability Services in a timely fashion stating the reason for their concern and any specific remedial action being requested.

If the concern is not resolved at this level, the student may choose to pursue a formal appeal by submitting their concern in writing to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. This should be done as soon as possible, but must be done within 7 days of the refusal of an accommodation or failure to resolve the concern.

Once the formal concern is received, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies will review the written appeal in light of all relevant information. The Dean will either uphold the original decision/accommodation as determined by the office of Disability Services, or revise the accommodation. The decision of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies is final.

The Dean of Undergraduate Studies will notify the student in writing of the college's final decision. (The appeals process should be completed within 30 days from the time the appeal is referred to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies)

Housing Accommodation Appeal

Housing accommodation decisions, rendered by the Student Accommodation Committee may be appealed. If the student does not feel the issue has been resolved and chooses to pursue an appeal they must do so in writing to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. This should be done as soon as possible, but must be done within 7 days of the refusal of an accommodation or failure to resolve the concern.

Once the appeal is received, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies will assemble and chair the Student Accommodation Appeal Committee, consisting of objective representatives from the appropriate offices. After reviewing the written appeal in light of all relevant information, the Student Accommodation Appeal Committee will either uphold the original decision/accommodation as determined by the Student Accommodation Committee, or revise the accommodation. The decision of the Student Accommodation Appeal Committee is final.

The Dean of Undergraduate Studies will notify the student in writing of the college's final decision. (The appeals process should be completed within 30 days from the time the appeal is referred to the Student Accommodation Appeal Committee).

Implementation of Approved Academic Accommodation Appeal

If a student believes that they are being denied an approved and requested academic accommodation, or their accommodation is being applied inappropriately, and they are not able to reach an agreement with their professor, the student should contact the Director of Disability Services.  If the concern is not resolved at this level, the student may submit a formal appeal in writing to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. This should be done as soon as possible.

Once the formal concern is received, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies will review the written appeal in light of all relevant information. The Dean will either uphold the original decision/accommodation as determined by the office of Disability Services, or revise the accommodation. The decision of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies is final.  The Dean of Undergraduate Studies will notify the student in writing of the college's final decision. (The appeals process should be completed within 30 days from the time the appeal is referred to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.)