The Office for Academic Success (OAS) provides services and coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities.

Appropriate and reasonable accommodations will be discussed with students and when approved, assistance with arranging those accommodations will be provided.  Note: students are not required to disclose a disability to faculty unless they will be requesting accommodation(s).

When a student is approved for reasonable accommodation(s), the OAS will prepare letters notifying appropriate faculty and staff of the accommodations that have been approved based on the student’s application.  It is the student's responsibility to privately speak with their instructors (during office hours) who have been notified by the OAS at his/her request about particular needs and to make the arrangements to receive them.  If faculty or staff has questions, they may contact the Coordinator of OAS for clarification.

In order to continue to receive accommodations, a student must meet with Coordinator of OAS before each academic term that they are enrolled at the university.  However, students do not have to submit new documentation for approved accommodations every term when meeting with the Coordinator of OAS, unless he/she is requesting additional or different accommodations. 

A student is responsible for following the procedures established by Salus University to obtain reasonable accommodation(s).   A student who does not follow these procedures is not permitted to receive academic accommodations and may not directly petition the course instructor(s) for accommodations.


 

Steps for Registering with the Office for Academic Success (OAS)

Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. Students should adhere to the following steps in order to receive services through the OAS.

  1. The student must self-identify with the Coordinator of OAS by having a completed Accommodation Request for Services Application (PDF) on file at least ten (10) business days prior to the date of services being needed.  Applications received within ten (10) business days of the last day of the academic term will be processed for the following academic term.
  2. A completed application includes disability documentation, supporting the requested accommodation(s) based on the disability. There are several options for submitting documentation:
    1. send the documentation to the OAS secure fax: 215-780-1523
    2. email the documentation as an attachment to: oas@salus.edu
    3. mail the documentation to:


      Abram Doane, MA, MHA, JD
      Coordinator, Office for Academic Success
      Salus University
      8360 Old York Road
      Room W103J
      Elkins Park, PA 19027

  3. Once the completed application is submitted to the OAS, the student will be contacted by the OAS staff for an intake meeting with the Coordinator to determine his/ her eligibility for services.  This meeting must be completed at least five (5) business days before the requested date of services being needed, as it is critical to understanding the student’s needs and to allow for time to make any necessary arrangements for accommodations.  During the meeting, students should be prepared to discuss their disability, and how it impacts his/her ability to learn at Salus University.  The Coordinator will also review the policies and procedures regarding the provisions of accommodation with the student.
  4. After these steps have been completed, the student’s request will be reviewed and the student will be notified, in writing, of the status of his/her application.