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Access & Accommodation Services


Our Goal

Access and Accommodation Services (A&AS) focuses on facilitating opportunities to stimulate and create a barrier-free environment, eliminating academic, social, and physical obstacles which impede students’ access to a higher education. We actively work to:

  • Eliminate any barrier that could hinder a student’s success and feeling of belonging in the university setting.
  • Advocate for spaces, programs, and services that are not only accessible but inclusive.
  • Hear the concerns of students and advocate on their behalf if needed.
  • Foster the confidence in students so that they learn to advocate for themselves in the university setting and beyond.
  • Encourage and support academic achievement, personal and professional development, accountability, and lifelong learning for all students with disabilities.



  • Orientation and registration (including priority registration)
  • Intake and assessment
  • Note-taking
  • Test administration with accommodations
  • E-Texts (texts in alternate format)
  • Computer and technology demonstrations for all students
  • Physical adaptations inside and outside of the classroom
  • Guidance and counseling
  • Interpreter services



  • Be accepted for admission at A-State
  • Complete the "New Student Application".
    • Documentation is not required when you submit your application, it may be submitted at a later date.
    • If you require a paper application, please email us at dservices@astate.edu.

  • Call the A&AS office (870-972-3964) to schedule an intake meeting:
    • In-person
    • via Zoom
    • via Phone

Accommodation letters will be sent to faculty for all students enrolled in courses whether they are online, in distance learning or at sister campuses. When A&AS sends the accommodation letter to faculty, you (the student) will also receive a copy of the letter in your A-State smail account. To ensure you receive your accommodations and faculty letters are sent in a timely manner:

  • Request accommodations as early as possible in the academic term
  • Accommodations must be requested every semester through AIM


For more information on services provided and how to select your accommodations, please visit the student section of our page.