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:
Please review the ALC Intake Checklist.
Please email "email@example.com" with your inquiry and the link to the Accommodated Learning Centre Submission Form will be provided as applicable. [Please do not email your documents]
1. Obtain documentation highlighting your diagnoses from your:
- Medical Specialist
2. Good documentation will include:
- Frequency/Severity of Impact of diagnosis
- Recommendations for specific support
3. For fall semester, is best to book an appointment with us in July or August as:
- Student Loan program applications open
- Any tech/support can be arranged early in the academic year
- Further screening/referrals may be required
4. Prepare yourself for differences in support compared to high school:
- More independence
- More responsibility
- Less personal support time
- Increased demands/stressors
- Accommodations may differ from those provided at high school
5. If you are interested in AB Disability funding, you need to know that:
- Your disability must be permanent
- Documentation must include frequency/severity of impact
- You must have already applied for AB Student Loans
- 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:
- What helped you
- What did not work well for you
- Other supports you would like to try