Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern (SEBTS) are committed to the admission of all qualified students without regard to disability. We are further committed to providing resources to make the academic programs and support services accessible to all students. SEBTS abides by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and provides services and accommodations to students with disabilities, as the seminary is able. We strive to provide reasonable accommodations to help facilitate academic success. Students with appropriately documented physical or learning disabilities may be eligible to receive assistance and support from the Dean of Students, Associate Vice President of Student Life, and the Assistant Dean of Students Offices. Services are available for students with documented disabilities and are determined on a case-by-case basis according to individual needs. All other questions can be answered in the “Disability Services” portion of the Student Handbook.
Students who believe they will need classroom accommodations to participate fully in the activities inherent to their academic programs at SEBTS should make those needs known as early as possible, preferably as soon as they have received notification of acceptance.Requests should be made to the Dean of Students Office and must be accompanied by documentation of the student’s disability, including suggested accommodations, completed by an appropriate professional. NOTE: The school does not provide diagnoses of learning disabilities, learning differences, or educational therapies.
Services are provided on an individual basis according to documentation provided by the student, tailored to individual needs, and may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Quiet room in which to take examinations. NOTE: Quiet rooms need to be reserved through the library webpage. It is the responsibility of the student to reserve quiet rooms in the library. The student should seek to reserve a quiet room at least one week in advance if able. The student can contact the Dean of Students Office for assistance.
- Extended time for reading assignments.
- Extended time for examinations.
- Preferred seating in the classroom.
- Lecture outlines or lecture notes (electronic and/or printed).
- Textbooks in alternate formats:
- Pdf- or Word-formatted books
- In-class note takers or oral readers for exams. NOTE: Request is made in cooperation with the professor. It is the responsibility of the student to make these requests, and these requests must be approved ahead of time by the Dean of Students and professor of each course.
- Auxiliary Aids (interpreters, etc.) NOTE: New students must complete the Disability Services Accommodation Request Form upon acceptance and must email the Dean of Students Office immediately regarding this request.