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Student Rights, Responsibilities, & Appeals

Last updated on Jun 14, 2022

Responsibilities of Students

  • Provide appropriate documentation of your disability in a timely manner. Ensure that your documentation meets CCA's documentation guidelines
  • You are responsible for your own success in higher education and to meet the academic and institutional standards required of all students
  • For new students, meet with Disability Services to request your accommodations and for returning students use the Semester Accommodations Opt-In/Opt-Out Form
  • Please notify your instructors and Disability Services immediately if you encounter barriers or are experiencing difficulty in your classes
  • If you have delayed notification for the need for services, instructors are neither required to offer make-up exams nor obligated to provide retroactive accommodations

What Are Your Rights?

  • Equal access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities at CCA
  • Fair and equitable process
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations
  • Information regarding a student's disability is considered confidential and only exchanged on a need-to-know basis
  • If you believe that Disability Services has not identified or provided reasonable accommodations or auxiliary aids, you may seek a review of these actions by contacting the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Kayoko Wakamatsu.

Inquiries & Appeals

Inquiries and appeals beyond the institutional level may be directed to the following:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco CA 94105
Phone: 415.486.5555
Fax: 415.486.5570
TDD: 877.521.2172

ADA Technical Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Justice
Phone: 800.514.0301
TTY: 800.514.0383

Other Resources

Wondering if you might have a disability? Do you suspect you have a learning disability and want an assessment of your learning style? Want to know more about dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), or nonverbal learning disorder (NLD)? Schedule a time to speak with a disability staff member at who will be able to refer you to local resources.

Answers to your questions may be found at the following websites: