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Evanston Programs

To register with AccessibleNU, complete the following three steps:

  1. Complete AccessibleNU's online application.
  2. If you have documentation regarding your condition, please upload or email your documentation to AccessibleNU. If you do not have documentation and/or would like to meet to discuss questions or concerns regarding registering with the office, please call or email AccessibleNU to set up an appointment.
  3. After reviewing your application and documentation, typically within a week, an AccessibleNU staff member will contact you to meet for an intake appointment or to request additional information.
Receiving accommodations is an interactive process. At the intake meeting, you and your AccessibleNU Advisor will discuss and agree upon possible services and accommodations. If changes to your accommodations need to be made at a later time, make an appointment to talk with your advisor. 

Note: Intake appointments will generally not be scheduled after week 6 of a given quarter (or after week 12 of a semester); instead, you can schedule an intake appointment at the beginning of the following quarter/semester. Any exceptions to this guideline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


To be eligible for disability-related services; students must have a visibly obvious or documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under the ADA and Section 504, a person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, learning, sitting, breathing, or or taking care of oneself.

When appropriate, AccessibleNU requests disability-related documents from the appropriate licensed professional to certify a student as having a disability and to determine reasonable accommodations. Students who suspect that they have a disability and have not received a formal assessment may be referred to on-campus or off-campus resources for an evaluation, including Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Service, or Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, & Learning Clinics.

Pending receipt of documentation, AccessibleNU reserves the right to deny services or

Timeline of Student Responsibilities Each Quarter

Responsibilities of student broken down by week of quarter
Week of Quarter Responsibility
Registration-End of Week 2 Log onto AccessibleNU's database to request accommodation notifications. If applicable, complete our Alternate Format Request Form for your books.
Weeks 1-2 Follow up with your professors to ensure receipt of accommodation notification and to make any necessary exam or other arrangements.
Weeks 2-3 If you need AccessibleNU to proctor any tests, log onto AccessibleNU's database and schedule your tests online (at least one week prior to the test date is required) for the entire quarter. You must schedule each individual test you want AccessibleNU to proctor. Request note-takers (if applicable) no later than the end of week 3.
Week 4 If note-takers were requested but haven't been located and are still needed, you must email AccessibleNU, call at 847-467-5530, or stop by the office (2122 Sheridan Road, Suite 130).
Week 8 Don't forget to utilize priority registration (noon on Friday before regular registration)!
Week 9 ANU will set a deadline for final exam requests each quarter and communicate this deadline to students via email. The deadline will typically be a week and 1/2 before the start of final exams week. Late final exam requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis but not guaranteed, so please schedule your exams well in advance!
Throughout the Quarter Update us on changed exam dates, classes dropped, and (if applicable) if note-takers are still needed but haven't been hired.
You can also set up appointments to receive coaching, work on study and test-taking strategies, and receive other support if needed