The Accommodation Process

In order to receive accommodations at Berklee, a student must meet with a Disability Services staff member. Visit the greeting counter in the Counseling and Advising Center located in the 939 Boylston Street building, or call our receptionist at 617-747-2310 to make an appointment. Enter through the Student Activities Center on third floor of the 921 Boylston Street building.

  • Meetings are one-on-one and confidentiality is maintained in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Requests for accommodations should be made during the first two weeks of each semester to permit Disability Services ample time to review your documentation and arrange for appropriate accommodations, and to enable instructors to have sufficient time to plan accordingly.

During your initial meeting we will:

  • Discuss your past educational experiences, current course load, and specific classes and teachers
  • Review your documentation and self-identification form (you may bring these to your first meeting if you have not submitted them previously)
  • Discuss reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and
  • Fill out and sign Accommodation Request Forms to be given to the specific teachers you choose based on the recommendations in your documentation.

It remains the student's responsibility to discuss with faculty how the accommodation will actually be administered.

Accommodation requests are made on a case-by-case and semester-by-semester basis. It is imperative to maintain a relationship with your assigned Disability Services staff member.

In some instances, it is necessary to consult with involved faculty, staff, or other appropriate sources. An Agreement of Understanding form, which explains accommodation and notification policies, is reviewed and signed by all students during the initial meeting.