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Register for Academic Accommodations

How to Register for Academic Accommodations

Students who require accommodations from the Accessibility Services Office must first be accepted to Iona College. Once accepted, new students should follow these steps in order to register for support services from this office.
See list of typical accommodations.

Students may also contact the Accessibility Services Office to request a meeting with the Accessibility Services consultant to discuss their past use of accommodations and any disability-related barriers they anticipate while pursuing their degree at the College.

Online Application:

  • To register for accommodations, please log into the Iona ClockWork portal using your Iona ID and password and complete the online Application for Academic Accommodations.
  • You will be asked to upload copies of your most recent documentation of disability to the portal. You must submit documentation for each disability you select before services can be provided.

Academic Accommodation Letters

Students who are registered and have approved accommodations through the Accessibility Services Office may use the ClockWork Online Portal to request Academic Accommodation letters. If you are not yet registered, please visit the Application for Academic Accommodations page or read more about our Accommodation Process.

Students with approved accommodations should utilize the ClockWork Online Portal link below. You will then be prompted to login using your Iona ID and password. Once logged in, click on the hyperlink “Request accommodation letters” then continue, following the step by step instructions that are provided.

Faculty login

Faculty who wish to review and acknowledge student requests for test accommodations may use the ClockWork faculty login page.

Typical Accommodations

  • Alternate location and/or extended time on exams/quizzes (including online)
  • Distraction reduced environment for testing
  • Exemption from public speaking
  • A note-taker, reader and/or scribe
  • Use of audio recorder, Smart Pen or laptop computer in classroom (see letter)
  • Foreign Language substitution
  • Permission to split very long exams
  • Permission to take breaks during class
  • Alternative test format (e.g., large fonts.)

Accessibility Services Meetings

The purpose of meeting with the Accessibility Services Office (ASO) is so that the consultant can get a clear understanding of the student’s experience with the disability, potential barriers, and effective accommodations that will provide equal educational access while at the College. It is also important for the consultant to understand the connection between the barrier described, the student’s disability and the requested accommodation. While no external documentation may be necessary to establish the need for accommodations, medical records, psychoeducational testing and school records (such as an IEP or 504 Plan) can be used as a basis for determining past use of specific accommodations. Generally, the Accessibility Services consultant can implement accommodations immediately based on the above alone; however, in cases where it is not clear how the disability is connected to the barrier, and how the accommodation would provide access, the ASO may request that the student provide additional documentation that illustrates that connection. No student should delay meeting with the ASO out of concern for not having appropriate documentation.