Each semester, the courses you take may have unique requirements and expectations that affect the types of accommodations you require. Similarly, there may be changes in your health that result in the need to update the supports we provide. For these reasons, your registration status with SAS must be updated every semester that you enroll in courses.
Regular Registration Process
Using the normal process, we will review the previous semester with you and your current plans. This helps us to ensure your accommodations are well suited to your needs and allows us to modify things if there have been changes. It also gives us a chance to review any fluctuations in your health or medications that impact your academics. Please call to book an appointment through our front desk at 519-824-4120 ext. 56208.
If you have registered with SAS for at least two semesters, you have a permanent disability, and there are no changes in your accommodation needs, then you can choose to by-pass the initial meeting at the start of each semester. You are still welcome to check-in with your advisor at a later time if you require assistance.
Students who are eligible for the pre-approved process will receive an email from their SAS Advisor before the start of the semester. Note that students with mental health disabilities are not generally eligible for the pre-approval process but instead may use express registration.
Students with mental health disabilities may be eligible for express registration, which involves a short check-in meeting at the start of the semester to reactivate your accommodations. Typically, this option is for situations where:
- Your health status is fairly stable,
- You are achieving reasonable success in your academics,
- No changes are needed in your accommodations, and
- We have current documentation on file with regards to your disability.
Again, if you are eligible then you will receive an email from your SAS Advisor before the start of the semester. Of course, we may suggest booking a follow-up appointment for more complex discussions.
If you need a brief conversation with your Advisor to troubleshoot a specific problem, you might want to consider using our daily drop-in service. Your Advisor is available most days between 10:30 and 11:30, but double check their availability before you visit.