Semester Checklist

What to do When

Time to Schedule

  • Students receiving priority registration will be notified
  • If only requesting priority registration for the next semester, submit a Request Accommodation Letter Request Form (myLSU login required) no later than one week before priority registration begins.
  • Students requesting E-text from Disability Services, contact Disability Services once your final schedule is determined.
  • Students needing classes relocated to an accessible location, interpreter/captionist services, E-text, Braille and tables put in classrooms, notify Disability Services as soon as possible so there is ample time to make these arrangements.

First Week of Class

  • Arrive early to secure the best possible seating.
  • If using interpreters or captionists, save them a seat.
  • Obtain copies of syllabus, outlines, required texts, and faculty’s office hours. Organize each class syllabus, outlines, notes and calendar in a notebook.
  • Print Accommodation Letters and identify yourself to your instructors, preferably during office hours, to discuss accommodations. Do this early in the semester and no later than three business days prior to the examination date.
  • If you are coordinating your own note taking services, find a note taker and give them the Note Taker Information Form. Once the note taker has the form, he or she must:
    • Open the Note Taker Information Form (myLSU login required).
    • Enter the student code located at the bottom of the Note Taker Form and press “Continue.”
    • Complete and submit the form on the next screen.
    • Both you and the note taker will receive a confirmation email with each other’s email address. You will need to contact the note taker to work out arrangements for getting notes.
  • For students who do not wish to coordinate their own note taking services, provide the instructor the Note
  • Taker Information Sheet to make the announcement to the class.
  • If you cannot find a note taker, contact Disability Services.
  • If preferred, free carbonless paper is available for note takers in the Disability Services Programs Office in 112 Johnston Hall.

During the Semester

  • Make appointments to talk with instructors to monitor notes and progress. Do this at least once before an exam and again after the exam.
  • If you are taking computer-based testing in any testing not managed by Disability Services, present a copy of your accommodation to the lab staff.
  • Take advantage of free services offered at the Center for Academic Success.
  • If you have concerns about your accommodations, report them to us as soon as possible.

At Mid-Term

  • If you receive a grade report, be absolutely sure that you are enrolled in every class listed on that report.
  • Students performing poorly for disability-related reasons should meet with their Disability Services coordinator.
  • Ensure your account has no holds that may affect registration for the next semester.
  • If you have more than three final exams in a 24 hour period, make arrangements with your instructors to have a test moved. This must be completed no later than the last day to drop/resign from the university.

Before Finals

  • Check your final examination schedule. Submit required exam request forms online at least one week prior to the exam date.
  • Talk with your instructors to find out if they foresee any problem in administering final examinations.
  • Thank your instructors for their assistance.