Short Term Impairments
This resource has been compiled to assist students experiencing short term impairments.
Are you unable to complete academic requirements (e.g. note taking, taking tests, or other assistance)?
Communicate first with your course instructors to discuss your situation and how it impacts your ability to complete coursework. You may be referred to the DRO if the instructor and/or department needs assistance or is unable to identify a solution. Student should contact DRO via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) after communicating with instructors. DRO staff may request medical documentation including diagnosis, expected duration of the condition, treatment, and limitations (e.g. hospital discharge summaries, doctor’s notes, etc.) if the condition is not readily observable.
Are you having difficulty getting to your classes, participating, or completing your assignments or tests?
- Contact course instructors regarding your medical condition, absences, expected date of return to class, make up, etc. Typically, instructors determine how much flexibility is possible to stay current in the class.
- If unable to contact instructors, students, or designated individuals should follow the steps outlined for Academic Absence Verification.
- Check with your Academic Advisor about schedule revisions needed i.e. number of credits, course section (times/days), distance education options, etc.
- Degree students should contact the Department/College about late drops before contacting the Counseling Center (919-515-2423).
- Non-degree students should contact the Non-Degree Study program at the Department of Registration and Records (919-515-2572).
Do you need medical treatment for your condition?
- Follow your doctor’s orders and comply with treatment.
- Get absence notes and written medical information (e.g. condition, symptoms, restrictions, recommendations, duration, etc.)
- Contact Student Health Center – 919-515-2563 – to investigate on-campus medical services.
Do you need assistance with parking or travel?
*Personalized Transportation Service: Please note personal transportation and travel about campus is the responsibility of each individual. NC State is not responsible for providing personalized, door-to-door transportation services for students. All students are able to utilize the accessible resources available on campus, such as the Wolfline, Wolfpack Pickup, and strategic parking.
- All Wolfline buses have lifts
- Contact Wolfpack Pick Up to request a ride around main campus.
- Contact NC State Transportation Office to apply for an access parking permit or go to Admin Services I Building, or call 919-515-8032.
- Contact NC DMV to apply for “Handicapped Placard”.
- Contact Accessible Raleigh Transportation at 919-890-3459 for off-campus assistance if you cannot drive or use the city bus system
- More information about local accessible transportation
Do you need information about campus accessibility, are you traveling by wheelchair or with crutches, do you need help with physical barriers?
Are you experiencing personal, academic, or vocational problems?
Are you concerned about safety or evacuation in case of an emergency?
Contact the NC State University Fire and Life Safety at email@example.com if you have questions or concerns about campus evacuation procedures.