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Registering with the Accessible Learning Centre

New Students

If you’re in need of academic support services from the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC) for classroom or examination accommodation, you are required to self-identify and provide current documentation from a registered healthcare professional (e.g. physician, psychologist or psychiatrist).

You can begin the intake process as soon as you accept an offer of admission to Laurier. It is in your best interest to begin the intake process as soon as possible.

Intake Process

  1. Complete the Self-Identification Form where you will be asked to upload current supporting documentation.
    • A medical form and an ADHD verification form are available for your convenience. These are both printable forms that have been tested for screen reader accessibility. The forms can be read with a screen reader; however, they cannot be completed with a screen reader. Should you require assistance, please contact our main office at 518.884.0710 x3086 for support.
  2. Attend a meeting with your disability consultant to discuss your learning needs and review your documentation. 

If you have provided documentation that needs to be updated (e.g. an assessment that is more than 3 years old, an IPRC from high school, etc.), we will discuss documentation requirements, possible financial support and the referral process.

Students who provide out-of-date documentation may be eligible for interim accommodations (90 days) during the re-assessment process.

Returning Students

All returning students are required to complete the Express Registration Form at The purpose of this form is to update all contact information and complete the yearly consent to renew accommodations for the current academic year. This does not negate the need to meet with the disability consultant if it is necessary. An appointment may be requested by the consultant or student if there is a specific need (e.g. to review outstanding documentation, health status or learning needs have changed, to request a bursary).

Participating in express registration allows you to access your needed accommodations and ensures a strong beginning to the term.