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Accommodations

We encourage you to provide your faculty letter to your instructors at the beginning of the quarter. This facilitates an open dialogue so your learning needs can be met. Expand the following items for details on how to use particular accommodations:

Peer Notetaker
1. Faculty Letter
Student provides instructor with Faculty Letter indicating a “Peer Note-Taker” accommodation.

2. Announcement
Instructor makes an announcement - without identifying the student - in class or by email soliciting a note-taker. 

3. Introduction
Once the note-taker has been identified, the instructor introduces the student and the note-taker.

4. Exchange
Student and note-taker work together to determine the best way to get notes to the student. Notes can be scanned and emailed (free at library), photocopied (free at DSP), or written on carbon-copy paper (free at DSP). Other methods may also be suitable.

5. Note-taker Agreement Form
Student and note-taker must complete a Classroom Note-Taker Agreement and submit this to DSP.

6. Stipend
Note-takers receive a $40 stipend to the DU Bookstore loaded onto their Pioneer ID card within two months of submitting a signed Note-taker Agreement (stipends will not be awarded without a signed agreement).


*This is considered a "scholarship" and is reported to Financial Aid. It is the student note-takers responsibility to check with Financial Aid regarding eligibility for scholarship funds.

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1. Meet
New students should meet with the Assistive Technology Specialist to discuss file formats, software, timeframes, etc.

2. Request Books
Visit AFT Book Requests to submit your requests. Requests with incomplete information will be delayed. Expect 2 weeks for requests to be processed. Find book lists on the DU Bookstore website, or from your instructor.

3. Proof of Ownership
Per copyright law, provide receipts or hard copies to the Assistive Technology Specialist for all titles except those available through Bookshare, Learning Ally, or Project Gutenberg. Proof can be emailed or presented in person.

4. Download Books
Visit the DSP eBook Repository to download fulfilled requests. You will receive an email when new books are made available to you.
Early Registration

Early Registration takes place the Friday before Priority Registration begins. Students should follow all advising requirements as usual. Visit the Registrar website for details on checking registration time tickets.

Foreign Language Substitution
Requirement
Approved students will fulfill the Common Curriculum FOLA requirement by completing approved substitution courses. 

Approved Substitution Courses
Contact Academic Advising or DSP for a list of approved DU courses.

Transfer/Study Abroad Credit
Complete the online form at PioneerWeb > MyWeb > Student & Financial Aid > Student Records > Request Coursework Approval. Specify that you want the credit to count as FOLA substitution, and that you have been approved by DSP for the accommodation.

Degree-specific Requirements
This accommodation cannot be applied to majors/minors that have a specific FOLA Proficiency Requirement. Examples include International Studies majors, and International Master’s In Business. Verify proficiency requirements with your academic advisor.

Graduation
Contact your Degree Evaluator when applying for graduation to ensure your credits are applied correctly on your APR.