University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

XIV--General Information

Students With Disabilities

The University of Guelph is consciously striving to provide equal opportunity for academically qualified students with disabilities and to overcome barriers to full participation by such students in the University community. Our goal is that no academically qualified student with a disability shall, on the basis of that disability, be denied admission to the University.

The University is working toward this goal by offering increased services for the disabled, by removing physical barriers and by encouraging a healthy, open communication between faculty, staff and students regarding students with disabilities.

Admission Procedures

Students with disabilities who meet the academic requirements of the University of Guelph follow the same admission procedures as other students applying to Guelph.

For students whose marks do not meet the academic qualifications, applications are considered on an individual basis. In this case, students should request a Student Profile Form from the Admissions Office and then return the following to the Admissions Office, University of Guelph:

  1. Completed Student Profile Form.
  2. Letter of support from secondary school personnel verifying the presence of a disability, identifying special accommodations received and providing reasons for admission.

Upon admission, students requiring services and accommodations related to their disability must forward supportive documentation of their disability to the Centre for Students with Disabilities. In the case of students with learning disabilities, documentation should include a recent and valid psycho-educational assessment.


The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) works with students who have hearing, visual, learning, medical, physical or psychological disabilities. The Centre has a variety of resources providing support and resources that will facilitate success in the academic process. Resources such as taped texts, writing tutors, computer assisted technology, photocopy services, notetakers, interpreters and library assistance are available. Counselling is provided in the academic, financial, residential and personal areas. Advisors will also liaise with faculty to ensure that the proper classroom and exam accommodations are available to the student. A learning disabilities advisor is available to provide students with learning disabilities learning strategy instruction and counselling related to their disability. The CSD is located on the 3rd Floor, University Centre, extension 6208.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
XIV--General Information

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