For more information about the Student Success Office contact:

Chris Fries, Director

LRC Room 819
906.217.1611 FAX


Bay College West
906.302.3004 906.302.3204 Fax


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for a brochure of all the services offered at the Student Success Office

Architectural Rendering Bay College LRCStudent Success Office

The Student Success Office (SSO) is the first stop for information and assistance to support students with disabilities, as well as providing tutoring services. We want you to "Succeed" - it is in our name!

Due to campus construction the Student Success Office, soon to be the Office of Accessibility is moving on May 8 to JHUC 902.


The SSO at Bay College strives to reduce the impact of a disability on a student's opportunity to learn and participate in campus life by providing accommodations to eligible students at Bay College.  The SSO at Bay College has programs to ensure that no student with a disability is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subject to discrimination because of the absence of educational auxiliary aids for students with impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills.  Bay College shall take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with students with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. A student has to request support services.  This is not automatically provided.  A student may request accommodations by completing an Accommodation Request Form/Intake Information Questionnaire, which are available in the Student Success Office or by downloading by clicking this link.  The College will give primary consideration to the accommodation requested by the student with a disability.   Requested accommodations will be reviewed in accordance with the process outlined in Bay College Board Policy 1061.2 (Procedure for Requesting an Accommodation).  In the event a requested modification is determined inappropriate because it would fundamentally alter an academic requirement, the College will consider alternative modifications in accordance with Bay College Board Policy 1061.2 (Procedure for Requesting an Accommodation).

Individuals with disabilities have a right to:

Request accommodations
•Receive accommodations appropriate to their disability in order to fully participate in, or benefit from, Bay College's programs, services, and activities in a non-discriminatory, integrated manner.

Typical Services Offered

•Specialized testing including extended time for tests and/or access to distraction reduced testing environment
•Classroom note-taker
•Reader and/or scribe
•Alternative format textbooks
•The use of a recorder for academic needs
•Interpreter for the deaf
•Temporary use of a motorized scooter

SSO also offers Tutoring Services in Occupational Courses.

Additional information on services for wounded Veterans may be available - National Resource Directory

Americans with Disabilities Act

These federal laws promote:

  • Eliminating barriers to independence because of a person's disability
  • Prohibiting discrimination for a qualified student because of their disability
  • Providing a student with a disability reasonable and effective accommodations

Inquiries related to the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap, should be directed to the Director of Human Resources 906-217-4049.

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2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
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