Peer Learning Center

Accessibility services

If you have a condition that causes significant limitations to your education, Northwestern College wants to ensure that you have equal access to our educational programs, activities and facilities. Our aim is to level the playing field for students with documented disabilities while maintaining the integrity and standards of our academic programs. 

Do you have a medical condition with flare-ups that may interfere with your academics? Are you facing short-term limitations due to an injury or medical condition? Are you significantly limited by one or more of the following?

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Blindness or visual impairment
  • Deafness and/or hearing impairment
  • Head/traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Learning disabilities (LD)
  • Physical disabilities and/or systemic illnesses
  • Psychological/psychiatric disabilities

Students, please follow the steps below to introduce yourself, share your disability in confidence and begin a conversation about accommodations. Now is the time for you to take the lead in advocating for yourself. Feel free to consult your parents for information. After you complete Step 1, communication from our office will be directly with you.  If you wish to have your parents included in communication, you will need to request that specifically.

Complete the accessibility request form. The accessibility specialist will review your information and email you to set up a time to talk.

The documentation required may vary depending on your major.

Meet with the accessibility specialist to discuss your strengths and limitations and what accommodations might be necessary to ensure equal access.

Northwestern NEXT

Northwestern NEXT is a two-year campus life and learning experience for 18- to 22-year-olds with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Learn more