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Baptist Bible College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Amendment of 2009.

The purpose of accommodations is to provide equal access to educational opportunities to students with disabilities and does not intend that academic standards be lowered or essential elements of programs be changed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I apply for accommodations?
    Complete the Request for Accommodations form here.

    You may also download a form here. Hard copy forms are available from Admissions or the Director for Student Support Services located in the Office for Student Development.

    Contact Summer Kinder at 570.585.9315 or skinder@bbc.edu if you have additional questions.

  2. What do I do with this form?
    Complete it. Then email appropriate documentation to Summer Kinder, the Director for Student Support Services, at skinder@bbc.edu.

    If you download a form or pick it up from the office, you may mail it in. You may also mail in documentation which you cannot attach to an email.

    Send items to:
    Summer Kinder
    Baptist Bible College & Seminary
    Office for Student Development
    538 Venard Rd.
    Clarks Summit, PA 18411

  3. What constitutes appropriate documentation?
    Documentation should take the form of a report by a professional qualified to evaluate disabilities in areas specific to the student. Documentation may include a psycho-educational evaluation by a psychologist or education specialist (an IEP), or a report from an orthopedist, neurologist, or other physician regarding physical disabilities.

    The documentation must be recent enough to indicate the extent and severity of the student’s physical disability and extent of need for accommodations at the present time. Such a time frame will vary according to the types of disabilities.

    Documentation for Learning Disabilities must be no older than three years.

  4. When should I begin the process of applying for accommodations?
    Students are encouraged to submit the request form well in advance of the semester they plan to attend, or eight weeks before an online class begins, so the request can be considered and appropriate plans and arrangements be implemented in a timely fashion.

  5. What kind of services are most commonly supplied?
    Extended test-taking time
    Test in enlarged font