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AccessibleNU (ANU) supports and empowers students with disabilities by collaborating with the Northwestern community to ensure equal access to fully participate in the academic learning environment. Students who have disabilities (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, Crohn’s disease, chronic migraines, etc.) may be interested to learn more about ANU or the accommodation process.

The process for classroom accommodation determination includes three steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit supporting documentation of your disability following the documentation guidelines.
  3. AccessibleNU will contact you to schedule an intake appointment or to request additional information.

ANU keeps your information confidential in adherence to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and it is not included in your academic records. If you are interested in ANU as a resource for classroom accommodations, please start ANU's registration process in early July to ensure timely accommodation planning.

If you do not have documentation of your disability 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 with an ANU adviser.

Summer Placement Exam Accommodations

If you need accommodations for an online placement exam, plan to initiate the ANU application process three to four weeks in advance of your placement test. Please note that foreign language placement exams are not timed.