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Many students will experience a temporary disability at any point in their progress toward degree attainment. Such temporary disabilities can result from athletic injuries, car accidents, traumatic experiences, head injuries, and pregnancy, among other examples. All UTEP students with temporary disabilities are eligible for classroom accommodations and should make an appointment to become registered with the CASS office as soon as possible to receive these accommodations. Depending on the student’s current class schedule, the severity of the temporary disability, and the accessibility of their classrooms, adjustments to the class or to the student’s schedule might need to be made. The following options are available in regard to any UTEP student’s temporary disability.
A. If the temporary disability occurs early in the semester, the student may :
B. If the temporary disability takes place a few weeks or more into the semester, the student may :
In all cases of temporary disability, the student should remain in close contact with their professors. In considering options it is recommended that students consult with their academic advisor and/or a CASS staff member, when appropriate.