For more information about the Student Success Office at
Chris Fries, Director
LRC Room 819
Academic Support Services Director
Bay College West
Office # 211
The Student Success Office (SSO) utilizes principles presented by AHEAD
as guidelines for determining accommodations for students. The process is addressed on an individual, case-by-case basis, according to a student's specific recommended accommodations.
: Just because you have a specific disability does not automatically make you eligible for a specific accommodation. Also, there are differences between secondary (high school) and post secondary (college) disability services. Please click here
to see some differences.
Necessary Documentation Information
At the college level it is each student's responsibility to self-identify needs for their particular accommodation. This is done by first completing and submitting the required paperwork. After that a discussion will take place with the Director of SSO.
Verbal requests have to be followed up by submitting the application/questionnaire with valid documentation to activate this no-cost service. Documentation can be from MI Rehab Services, Vet Voc Rehab, MI Commission for the Blind
, High School/ISD IEP's, or a letter from a medical doctor.
Typical Services Offered
Specialized testing including extended time for tests and/or access to distraction reduced testing environment
Reader and/or scribe
Alternative format textbooks
The use of a recorder for academic needs
Interpreter for the deaf
The above list contains examples of possible academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services, and is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services will be based upon on a student's individual needs.
The SSO also offers Tutoring Services in Occupational Courses.
In addition we provide the temporary use of a motorized scooter on a first come - first serve basis.
Note: Bay College does not provide personal attendants for students with a disability.