Lion Plus Program Launching in Fall 2016!
The Lion Plus Program at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a fee-based holistic student support program for students with documented disabilities. The scope of Lion Plus Program services extends beyond legally mandated (ADA) accommodations, which remain free-of-charge, and are a critical component of equitable educational access. For freshmen, the purpose of the Lion Plus Program is to assist with all aspects of transitioning from the high school environment to the TCNJ community, with campus connectedness as a focal point. For upper class students (sophomores, juniors and seniors), the Lion Plus Program is centered on retention, continued integration and academic and interpersonal independence.
For more information, or to apply to the program, please contact Meghan Sooy, Director, Disability Support Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Requesting Housing Accommodations
Freshmen and transfer students entering TCNJ in the fall, 2016 semester must complete the affiliation process, including all forms and required documentation for a housing accommodation, by June 30. Housing accommodations requests received after that date will by placed on a waiting list, to be considered as rooms become available during the semester.
Deadline for Requesting Academic Accommodations
The deadline for new or revised academic accommodations for the Fall term is October 1, 2016. Any requests received after this time will be considered for possible application in the next term. Please remember that any revised accommodations requests must be accompanied by updated medical documentation that justifies the change requested.
Exam Administration Assistance (Students)
Students who would like DSS staff to proctor exams during the semester are responsible for notifying us at least one week before the exam administration date. For final exams, we must be notified two weeks before the end of classes. Failure to observe the deadlines will result in our not being able to provide proctoring. Due to limited space and staff, DSS reserves the right to schedule the exam administration dates and times to comply with our office hours and availability. Because of the high volume of requests for this assistance, we cannot proctor exams that are rescheduled for reasons not directly related to disability, such as travel, vacations, or social events.
Exam Administration Assistance (Faculty)
Instructors who would like assistance in administering exams to DSS-affiliated students should complete this request form and return it to the DSS office at least three business days before the exam date. Exams must be in our possession at least one business day ahead of the administration date. Due to limited space and staff, DSS reserves the right to schedule the exam administration dates and times to comply with our office hours and availability. Because of the high volume of requests for this assistance, we cannot proctor exams that are rescheduled for reasons not directly related to disability, such as travel, vacations, or social events. Exam Administration Request
CHANGE IN OFFICE LOCATION
DSS has moved to 121 Roscoe West. Stop by and check us out!
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES AT TCNJ IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!
Be the first of your friends to join the movement by "liking" our page!
Fall 2016 NOTE TAKER RECRUITING LETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE
Download this letter to request faculty assistance in recruiting a note taker for your class.
Due to the large number of students requesting meetings with this office, we have had to institute a new appointment policy: If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled for that day. It is the student's responsibility to contact us to reschedule a cancelled appointment. If you have a scheduled weekly check-in meeting and miss two meetings in a semester, your meeting time will be taken off the schedule. Please respect your time and ours by keeping your scheduled appointments.