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Dallas Theological Seminary works to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with psychological, medical, physical, and learning disabilities. Students desiring or needing accommodations on the basis of such disabilities or of medical incidents such as hospitalization or severe injury are to email the Director of Disability Services.
If you are aware of a condition that may impact your studies, please contact the Director of Disability Services before the semester begins or at the onset of a crisis in order to have all relevant documentation on file for the semester. Please note:
While accommodations cannot fundamentally change the major aspects of core requirements of courses or your program, they can aid you in successfully completing your work.
Specific accommodations provided are discussed and determined on a case-by-case basis only after acceptance as a DTS student.
What can students do to minimize barriers to learning? The list below is not exhaustive. Where a link to a particular resource is provided, this is an example and not a product endorsement by DTS. If you know of other sources, let us know, so we can add them to the list!
The Texas Workforce Commission’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWC-VRS) may provide financial assistance for documentation or accommodations for Texas students.
Students are encouraged to check with their own state and local agencies for additional help.
Sometimes major accidents occur or major health issues arise during the course of a semester. If this happens to you, please reach out (or have a spouse or close friend, if you cannot) to the Director of Disability Services in order to alert DTS to the issue. The director will contact professors and let them know of your absence. Then, as soon as possible, obtain an official notice from the doctor (on paper that includes the person’s name, title, place of work). The notice should include initial date of the issue and date the person projects a return to study (or a follow up appointment for clearance), as well as the impact this will have on your studies. The physician can email the notice to Dr. Ash (email@example.com).
When your situation permits, you will have a consultation (typically over the phone) with the Director of Disability Services to discuss the best route forward with your courses. You will need to provide a list of your classes and where you are in the completion of your work. Professors will then be notified of any accommodations granted.
Faculty and staff pray regularly for our students. If you wish, you may submit your prayer request here. If you would like to speak with the campus pastor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-887-5363.
Dallas Theological Seminary strives to ensure that individuals with disabilities who use service and assistance animals will be able to receive the benefit of the tasks these animals provide or the therapeutic support they offer in accordance with the requirements of federal law.
Everyone with a service or an emotional support animal must carefully read, fill out, and submit the DTS Service and Emotional Support Animal Guidelines (every year).
Those living in DTS housing must fill out the DTS Emotional Support Animal Accommodation Request Form (once) and the DTS Service and Emotional Support Animal Annual Verification of Vaccination and Health Information Form (every year).
Animals cannot move into an on campus apartment until the above forms are approved by the Director of Disability Services.
Submit forms to the Directory of Disability Services by email (see above) or drop off at the Student Life Office (1st floor, Stearns).