Requesting Accommodations

Procedure for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

Students must follow procedures for requesting accommodations:

  1. Complete the Application for Accommodations and Services.
  2. Submit disability documentation. (See disability documentation guidelines)
  3. Sign Consent of Release of Information form.

Students must allow at least two weeks for the Office of Accessibility to review all requests for accommodations.

Please Note: BMCC and the Office of Accessibility reserve the right to deny requests for services or accommodations while the receipt of appropriate disability documentation is pending.


Notification of Eligibility for Accommodations

A letter is sent to the student stating either approval or denial of accommodations. The approval letter will list the accommodation(s) to which the student is entitled. The letter of denial will explain the appeals process should the student choose to exercise this option.

Changes in Your Accommodations Needs

  • Students are entitled to request additional accommodations or academic adjustments during the course of the semester, or at any time during their tenure at BMCC.
  • Students are also entitled to request modifications to the nature of the accommodations.
  • Students must work with the O.A to determine what are appropriate changes to accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services. The office should be contacted at earliest indication of emerging accommodation needs. Students must allow at least two weeks for the coordination and provision of new accommodations or modifications to existing accommodations.

Office of Accessibility

199 Chambers Street, Room N360
New York, NY 10007

Accessible entrance:
77 Harrison Street
New York, NY 10007

Phone: (212) 220 – 8180
Fax: (212) 220 – 1264

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m