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Information for Students and Prospective Students Seeking Accommodations for a Disability
Accessibility Services assists students in securing need-based accommodations consistent with their disabilities. In accord with all federal and state regulations, Maine Maritime Academy is committed to providing students with the support and access they need to achieve their academic potential. Common accommodations for qualified students include, but are not limited to, extra time on tests, use of MMA’s testing center, copies of student notes, assistive technology, and alternative-format textbooks. Accessibility Services also coordinates academic support services for all students, such as peer- and faculty-led tutoring and writing help.
To receive accommodations a student needs to meet with the director of Accessibility Services, complete an accommodation request, and document the disability. Items such as a recent 504 plan, individualized education program, summary of performance, neuropsychological report, or letter from a medical doctor usually provide adequate documentation. Once Accessibility Services approves the request, the student receives an accommodation letter semester valid for one semester.
Using Accommodations in College
All Maine Maritime Academy students must meet the same academic standards. Accommodations make reasonable adjustments in the instructional process, but they cannot alter the essential content of a college course or program. Students notify their instructors of approved accommodations. An instructor is only required to provide an accommodation once asked, and accommodations do not apply retroactively.
Center for Student Success/Buoy House
Castine, ME 04420
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Joceline Boucher, Director of Accessibility Services
Telephone: (207) 326-2489
Lynn Mosher, MMA Tutoring Coordinator
Telephone: (207) 326-2511
MMA Testing Center