Student Access Services


As part of the inclusive culture Angelina College is intent on creating and maintaining, the Office of Student Success and Inclusion is committed to providing services and resources to students.

Our goal is to minimize barriers to success for students with disabilities or special circumstances are alleviated as much as possible. We offer an array of services for students with more unique needs including, but not limited to: finding community resources; obtaining financial assistance for emergencies; targeted programming for traditionally under-served student populations; and providing educational accommodations.

We are committed to creating a campus where chances of success are equitable for every student, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Angelina College’s Student Access Unit (SAU) seeks to support the overall mission of Angelina College to provide quality educational opportunities and services to aid students in the service area in reaching their full potential. We strive to accomplish these goals regardless of any physical, learning, psychological, psychiatric, or other documented disability one may have.

The SAU promotes each student’s learning experience by providing reasonable in-class accommodations based on provided documentation, various services for students with disabilities, and education of the campus community on issues related to students’ disabilities.

You may schedule a consultation to discuss the application process for SAU services by visiting the Office of Student Success and Inclusion located in the Student Center, Room 205A, emailing access@angelina.edu or calling (936) 633-5344.

We look forward to serving you!

  • Compliance
  • FAQ 
  • Educational Accommodations Application
    Please click here to fill out the Accommodations Application. Documentation of your disability will be required to receive services. For questions or concerns, please email access@angelina.edu or call 936-633-4509.
  • Situational Accommodations Form
    Please fill this form out ONLY if you were referred by a member of the Office of Student Success and Inclusion to do so. This form is for any accommodation made OUTSIDE of accommodations specific to learning impairment disabilities. This form is NOT for accommodations related to classroom environment accommodations like extended time, visual and hearing aids, etc.

MISSION

Angelina College wants all students to be able to participate as fully as possible in college life and to experience optimal academic success. To help students with disabilities to accomplish those goals, AC provides appropriate special accommodations services, equipment, and referrals.

APPLICABLE LAW

Federal law (section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) mandates “reasonable accommodations” for post-secondary students with disabilities that substantially limit some major life activity.

FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE

Students should be aware that the Section 504 and Title II requirements that apply to public schools are different from the requirements that apply to colleges and universities. One difference is that the student, rather than the college, must assume much of the responsibility for addressing his/her needs. Disclosure is always voluntary, but if a student wants accommodations for a disability, he/she must self-identify to the college as having a disability. Appropriate academic adjustments will be based on the written documentation of the disability (as determined by a qualified professional) and on individual needs.

Written documentation (testing and/or diagnosis by an appropriate professional) is the responsibility of the student. Angelina College does not have access to no-cost or reduced cost testing, nor do we have staff that can administer diagnostic testing on campus.

Another major difference is that the student who has reached age 18 is expected to self-advocate. Federal law mandates that the college communicate directly with the student unless he/she signs a Release of Confidential Information allowing parent involvement.

The student should also expect differences in academic adjustments. For example, public schools may be required to modify the content of tests; colleges, though, are expected to provide reasonable academic accommodations, such as extended time to take the same test required of all students in a class. Services not required of colleges include provision of personal attendants, individually prescribed devices, and other services of a personal nature, such as typing.