Getting Started with Requesting Student Accommodations

Getting Started with Requesting Accommodations

Accommodations are determined on an individual basis through an interactive process that includes the student and Guarini and are based on federal law and Dartmouth College guidelines. Assistant Dean Gary Hutchins partners with Guarini students to determine reasonable accommodations and coordinates the provision of their disability-related accommodations. 

To begin the interactive process, please submit the following information to Assistant Dean Hutchins via postal mail or FAX. This information will be reviewed to determine formal eligibility for disability services and accommodations.

Assistant Dean Hutchins can be reached at:
Gary.Hutchins@dartmouth.edu
Tel: 
603-646-2107
64 College Street
Hanover, NH 03755
FAX:  603-646-8762

Please note - disability documentation may be submitted via email; however, such a transmission is not considered a secure or confidential method for sharing sensitive information.

  1. Current documentation establishing the presence, extent, and impact of the disability. In addition, documentation can offer recommendations regarding the specific types of accommodation the evaluator believes might be helpful in addressing the functional limitations posed by the condition. 
    The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies adheres to the disability documentation guidelines established by Dartmouth College of Arts and Sciences' Student Accessibility Services. To ensure that complete information is submitted, students should refer to these guidelines and share them with their undergraduate institution or treating clinician.
    Students are responsible for obtaining and providing a complete and current evaluation and supporting documentation to the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. If additional information is needed, including but not limited to additional assessment regarding current functional limitations, students will be notified. 
  2. Record of accommodations received at an undergraduate institution or in an employment setting.
  3. Record of accommodations granted on the GMAT, GRE or other high-stakes admissions tests.
  4. Accommodations being requesting at the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

Our goal is to assist students in making as smooth a transition as possible. This is accomplished when students engage in the interactive accommodation process, make accommodation requests, and ask questions about access and accommodations at Guarini and Dartmouth College in a timely manner. As some accommodations, require lead time to acquire or produce (e.g., document conversion to alternative formats or video captioning), it is a student's responsibility to provide reasonable notice of such accommodation requests.