How to Receive Adjustments

Students are personally responsible for applying in a timely manner to the UIS ODS regarding their need for adjustments upon admission to UIS.

Adjustments include:

Extended time on exams

Quiet, distraction free environment for taking exams

Note – taker

Priority registration

Closed captioning


With professors’ approval, may record lectures

Assistive Technology (JAWS, Zoom Text)


Digital text

Audio books

Enlarged print

Service animals

  • A Disability Specialist will interview the student in person or via email/phone to determine adjustments specific to both the student’s needs and based on the appropriate documentation.
  • Students must hand deliver their adjustment letters to their professors during the professor’s office hours. It is recommended that adjustment letters not be delivered in class. Online students must email their adjustment letters to their professors.
  • After the professor and student have agreed upon the academic adjustments requested and have both signed the letter of adjustment; the student is responsible to return a copy of all the academic adjustment letters to their ODS disability specialist. Online students will email the signed letter to their specialist. The student will not receive academic adjustments until we have the adjustment letters signed by the professor and student.  The letter is the agreed upon academic adjustments that the professor will provide the student in that particular class.  If there is disagreement regarding the requested academic adjustments, the student may contact their ODS disability specialist and a meeting will be scheduled, if necessary, with the professor, student, ODS director and disability specialist.
  • Planning and implementation of adjustments by the professor may take time; therefore, letters approving adjustments should be delivered as soon as possible.
  • Problems with receiving adjustments should first be communicated to the professor by the student. If not resolved, the student should contact their Disability Specialist.
  • If a student adds a class he or she must notify their Disability Specialist as soon as possible if adjustment letters are needed. Failure to notify your specialist as soon as possible may result in delay of adjustments
  • Students must contact the ODS at the beginning of each semester to arrange for academic adjustments and to complete/update their ODS application and the Release of Information form for adjustment letters.
  • Students who think they are not being appropriately adjusted may file a complaint by contacting the Office of Access and Equal Opportunity at:
    Deanie Brown, J.D.
    University of Illinois Springfield
    One University Plaza, PAC 491
    Springfield, IL 62703
    Phone: 217-206-6222
    Learn more about filing a complaint