Accommodated Learning Centre: Guide for New Students 

Deadline for New Student Intake Appointments for Fall 2020: Thursday, November 5, 2020
  • In preparation for finals all ALC staff will be involved in coordination; therefore, we will not be able to provide a rapid response to any inquiries or new student intake appointment set up for non-registered students between November 9 – November 16, 2020. Our focus will shift to final exam support and preparation during this time.
Spring 2021 (January) Semester: Registration with the ALC
  • New Student Intake Appointments will begin November 17, 2020 – December 11, 2020.
  • Services will not be possible to be put in place until January 2021 due to our re-focus on supporting students for final exams.

      If you are a new student to the University of Lethbridge and would like to register for disability supports, the following are steps to help you prepare for your meeting:

      If you have the required documentation, please contact us via email "" for more information on how to register. 

      1. Obtain documentation highlighting your diagnoses from your:

      1. Doctor
      2. Psychiatrist
      3. Psychologist
      4. Medical Specialist

      2. Good documentation will include:

      1. Diagnosis
      2. Frequency/Severity of Impact of diagnosis
      3. Recommendations for specific support

      3. For fall semester, is best to book an appointment with us in July or August as:

      1. Student Loan program applications open
      2. Any tech/support can be arranged early in the academic year
      3. Further screening/referrals may be required

      4. Prepare yourself for differences in support compared to high school:

      1. More independence
      2. More responsibility
      3. Less personal support time
      4. Increased demands/stressors
      5. Accommodations may differ from those provided at high school

      5. If you are interested in AB Disability funding, you need to know that:

      1. Your disability must be permanent
      2. Documentation must include frequency/severity of impact
      3. You must have already applied for AB Student Loans
      4. Note: ADHD, general medical (asthma, diabetes), mental health conditions are often denied

      6. Prior to attending our Centre, it can be beneficial to write a list of accommodations you previously received in order to discuss:

      1. What helped you
      2. What did not work well for you
      3. Other supports you would like to try


      We are a friendly group who will work with you to create
      academic accommodations that will help you to be successful. 
      This can include referring you to other resources to make your experience at
      the University of Lethbridge the best it can be.
      We look forward to meeting you!