Pepperdine University provides services and accommodations in accordance with the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We recognize that each student we work with is a unique individual and that the effect of a particular disability can vary from student to student. Because of this, accommodations are determined through an interactive process with the student, the DSO, and medical/mental health professionals. A few examples of services and accommodations, which might be available to qualified individuals, include:
- Note takers
- Priority registration
- Extended time on exams and quizzes
- Distraction reduced environments for exams and quizzes
- Alternative text (e.g. audiobooks, digital text, etc.)
- American Sign Language interpreters
- Real-time captioning
- Use of an assistive listening device
The above list of services is not exhaustive, nor are these specific services guaranteed.
Accommodation request decisions are based on a variety of factors: functional limitations of the disability, a particular class, and if the request would alter the fundamental nature of the course and/or course objectives. Each request is also considered for "reasonableness".
If you would like to know whether Pepperdine provides particular software, adaptive technology, or other pieces of equipment, please make your inquiry as specific as possible. The DSO will let you know whether such items are available from the University.
Students must designate service needs on the Semester Request each semester, preferably at least one week prior to the first day of classes.
Tutoring services for undergraduate students are available through the Seaver Dean's Office Academic Success Center.