How to Obtain Services

If you have a disability and want to attend Nassau Community College, please do the following:

Fill out the College’s admissions application and follow all of the instructions. All students must meet College admissions criteria.

To Request Accommodations For The Placement Test and/or The Classroom:


Form ScreenshotThe Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is implementing a new web-based recordkeeping and communication platform, Accommodate. The program will provide students and teaching faculty with a more accessible and efficient tool to assist students with their ADA mandated accommodations. This system will replace many processes currently in place such as, accommodation letter requests and testing requests. Below, please find detailed guides for both students and faculty.

In order to receive accommodations for the placement test or for the classroom, it is your responsibility to fill out the Application for CSD Services and upload your documentation of disability.  Once the request has been processed, the student will get an email from the office.

  • Learning Disability (LD) - Documentation must include Aptitude Test scores, including Subtest scores, administered within the previous three years. The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale is the preferred aptitude test. The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test is not accepted. Documentation must also include Achievement Test scores. The Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement is preferred. Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive scores are helpful, but not required.
  • Other Health Impaired (OHI) - OHI covers a range of disabilities, including ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum and more. The specific disability within OHI must be identified. Documentation must come from the professional who diagnosed the disability, usually a licensed psychologist or medical doctor. The IEP may not meet this requirement.
  • Emotional Disability - The disability must be identified with the specific DSM 5 diagnosis made by a licensed medical doctor, psychologist or other qualified health professional.
  • Hearing Disability - Documentation must be provided by a licensed otolaryngologist, otologist or audiologist and include an audiogram.
  • Visual Disability - Documentation must be provided by a licensed ophthalmologist, optometrist or other appropriate medical specialist for visual impairment.
  • Physical Disability - Documentation must be provided by a licensed medical doctor or other qualified health professional.

In accordance with federal legislation, Nassau Community College provides students with disabilities the opportunity to achieve equal access by providing a range of accommodations. All requests for accommodations are reviewed and  specific accommodations are deemed appropriate for the post-secondary level based on the documentation provided. 

The types of accommodations for placement testing provided by NCC may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Assistance with computer if disability impedes use of technology
  • American Sign Language interpreter
  • Time and a half for the essay
  • Enlarged computer screen - for visually impaired students

**All incoming NCC students are entitled to use a calculator for the math portion and computer for the essay portion of the placement test.

You will be notified of the accommodations you are entitled to for the placement test by mail. You must bring this accommodation letter with you to the placement test. Do not make an appointment for the placement test until you have received your accommodation letter.

You will also receive your NCC ID (N00...) number in the mail, from the Office of Admissions, along with instructions to access your email. You must access your NCC email to receive notification regarding the placement exam. Follow the instructions to make your online appointment after you have received the accommodation letter from CSD. 

If you are entitled to extended time only, present the CSD accommodation letter to the Placement Center Staff prior to taking the exam along with the placement testing appointment ticket.

When you take the placement test at CSD you must:

  • arrive promptly
  • bring government issued photo ID (i.e. Driver's License)
  • bring accommodation approval letter sent by CSD
  • bring the placement testing appointment confirmation 
  • bring calculator
  • bring appropriate writing tools 

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