Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies students with disabilities who attend the University.

We work with students, staff and faculty to encourage a learning and community environment of equal access, diversity, inclusion and reasonable accommodation by:

• Determine accommodations based on each students’ unique needs

• Provide support and resources for students and instructors

• On-going support for students who have concerns regarding their disability or accommodations

• Help students navigate the funding process with Provincial and Federal Governments to apply for service and equipment grants

• Training and education on assistive technology for reading, focus, talking notes, or obtaining accessible textbooks

What you need to know

To access academic accommodations, you must register with our office by completing our Client Profile Registration form. Students must also provide recent documentation from a healthcare professional which includes your diagnosis, the effect it has on your learning, and recommended accommodations. As this documentation should be no more than 1-5 years old, you may wish to check the documentation requirements and take steps to update your documentation before you arrive.

Students with permanent disabilities may be eligible to access the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities to pay for services such as tutors or note-takers, and equipment such as a computer or assistive technology. To learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process, please contact your Province or Territory’s student financial assistance office. This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of before you arrive.

New Registration

NEW REGISTRATION

Students registering with Accessibility Services are required to complete our Client Profile Registration Form and then schedule an appointment with an advisor so that we can determine how our team can best support you during your studies

TEST ACCOMMODATIONS

Please communicate with your instructor for all time accommodations for online tests.

For in person tests in our Testing Centre (EMF 113), a scribe/proctor or other accommodation, please complete a Test Accommodations Request Form at least 7 days before your test so we can work to ensure your eligible accommodations are applied.

ACCESSIBLE TEXTBOOKS

Are you registered with MSVU Accessibility Services and have been identified as an individual with a perceptual disability? Do you require an e-text of your course textbook? Please find more information here on Accessible TEXTbooks (How To)

FINAL EXAMS

MSVU Final Examinations begin on Saturday, December 11 at 09:00am and end on Monday, December 20 at 10:00pm.

The December 2021 final exam schedule is available for viewing – here is the link: Exam Schedule. 

If you require accommodations for your final exams, you must submit a Final Exam Accommodation Form before November 15, 2021. This applies to any exam scheduled during the final exam period as indicated above.

PLEASE NOTE:

Late or incomplete forms will not be accepted. There are NO exceptions.
If you do not submit a Request for Final Exam Accommodations by the November 15th deadline, you will be required to write with your class – without accommodations.

Please refer to the Final Exam Schedule to assist you in completing your request. Please ensure you are familiar with all policies and procedures regarding final examinations. All questions and/or concerns regarding final exams must be directed to exams@msvu.ca

NOTETAKING

Are you a student registered with Accessibility Services who is eligible for a notetaker? Note Takers are often volunteer positions and are eligible for recognition in the Co-Curricular Recognition Program (CCRP). For those students who are funded by Post-Secondary Accessibility Services, Note-Takers may receive $150 per term/course. If you would like to find a notetaker or if you would like to become a notetaker please sign up on the Accessibility Services NOTETAKER PORTAL

PRACTICUMS

Are you participating in a practicum and require accommodations? Please let us know and book an appointment so that we can discuss what you need for a successful practicum