​Every student who requests accommodations or adjustments due to a disability will be invited to participate in the interactive process.  Below is a general outline of the interactive process

1. Request Accommodations

  • Register for services online.
  • Stop into the office.
  • Call us at (989) 774-3018.
  • Email us at sds@cmich.edu.

2. Submit Verification of Documentation

3. Discussion With SDS Professionals About:

  • How your condition impacts a major life function.
  • Subject areas or times that are particularly difficult for you.
  • Expectations of higher education including anticipated work load, program technical standards, attendance, code of conduct, standards, etc.

4. Determination of Reasonable Accommodations

  • Staff at SDS will then determine what accommodations are best for each individual student.
  • This process normally takes 7-10 business days.

5. Notification of Faculty

  • At the beginning of each semester SDS will e-mail pdf copies of the Faculty Notification Letters to the student’s cmich account.
  • It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to distribute, in person or by e-mail, the Notification Letters to his/her instructors to notify them of eligibility and desire to use accommodations.
  • SDS highly recommends that students meet with instructors early in the semester to discuss particulars of their accommodations and how they will work in individual classes.

6. Continued Interaction

  • Students are encouraged to work with SDS throughout the semester but especially if they are experiencing any difficulty.