Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Center for Access and Accommodations office?
NEW LOCATION: Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3249 (go to Maps for location and building floorplan)

Can a student receive accommodations at COD?
Yes. Students with disabilities who would like to request special services must contact Center for Access and Accommodations. Documentation must be provided to address the student's needs.

Does COD provide personal aids/assistance if I have special needs?
No, but call Center for Access and Accommodations at (630) 942-2154 for accommodations offered at the post-secondary level.

Does COD offer special tutoring if I have a learning disability?
Call (630) 942-3686 to learn about the Peer Tutoring Program.

Are accommodations available for the Placement Tests?
Yes. Alternate versions of the Reading and Writing tests are available in the Testing Center and Center for Access and Accommodations. Call (630) 942-2154 to set up an appointment.

Are calculators allowed on the Math Placement Test if I have math disability?
Yes, the Windows® calculator is accessible during the Math Placement Test. Use of calculators for Math classes is assessed on an individual basis by calling Center for Access and Accommodations.  

How do I apply for a medical withdrawal from classes?
Direct your request for a medical withdrawal to the office of the Dean of Admissions Services and Registrar.  To request a medical withdrawal, please print and complete the Medical Withdrawal Form.

How do I obtain a handicapped parking permit?
Bring in a note from your physician with a diagnosis for the parking permit. If you have a short-term problem, a permit can be issued for two weeks without a physician's note.

Does COD offer medical insurance for students?
COD offers information about a medical plan offered by University Health Plans. To be eligible, a student must be taking 6 semester credit hours. For additional information, contact University Health Plans at (800) 437-6448, visit www.universityhealthplans.com or contact Phil Geischen, Risk Manager, at (630) 942-2993. 

 

Contact Information


Center for Access and Accommodations
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3249

Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-2154/4260/2306/3798/2567
TDD: (630) 858-9692
Fax: (630) 942-2071
access@cod.edu
(go to Maps for location and building floorplan)