How to Request Accommodations as a New NMU Student

Step 1

Students must log into the NMU Disability Services Portal to request a profile. This will begin the accommodation request process. Students must request accommodations each semester of their attendance at NMU. Students are encouraged to submit their accommodation request at the beginning of the semester, but some students prefer to get a feel for their classes before submitting a request.  

Step 2

Once a profile has been created and approved, students will need to submit documentation of their diagnosed disability/disabilities. Please see Documentation Guidance for more information. Documentation may be uploaded to the NMU Disability Services Portal once a profile is created and approved. Students may also email documentation to or fax it to 906-227-1714.

Step 3

Schedule an intake appointment with the Coordinator of Disability Services by calling 906-227-1737. If you are hard of hearing or otherwise unable to call, please email to schedule your appointment.

Step 4

The Coordinator of Disability Services will review the accommodation request form and approve for services. Students will receive an email with an accommodation letter verifying that they have been approved for accommodations. Students are expected to show this letter to the professor of any course in which they would like to use accommodations. Students can also log into the NMU Disability Services Portal to print out copies of their accommodation letter.

Step 5

As the semester progresses, be sure to communicate your needs with your professors and the Coordinator of Disability Services. 

The following are some responsibilities students should keep in mind. As a student who receives accommodations, it is your responsibility to:

  • share your accommodation letter and discuss your needs with your professors
  • notify the Coordinator of Disability Services if you are not being provided an accommodation or are unhappy with an accommodation
  • notify the professor and the Coordinator of Disability Services in a timely manner to arrange accommodations
  • request test accommodations in a timely manner for exams/quizzes using the NMU Disability Services Portal. Requests must be made at least 5 business days (weekends are not included) prior to the test date. Disability Services reserves the right to deny any testing accommodation requests that are submitted within 48 business hours of the test date.