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Disability Services

At Northern Virginia Community College, we are committed to giving every student the support and services they need to pursue their college education and take advantage of all available opportunities. No qualified student with a documented disability shall be denied access to or participation in the services, programs and activities of the college.

If you have a disability, find out what services are available to you.

Who is eligible

You are eligible for disability services if you have a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. To qualify for disability services, you must provide clear and specific evidence that a qualified professional has established a formal diagnosis of a disability. Review carefully the Policy for Documentation of a Disability.

What services are available

The accommodations available to you will depend on the nature of your disability and will be determined on a case-by-case basis by your campus disabilities services counselor. Accommodations include but are not limited to: sign language interpreters, note takers, assistive technology equipment and classroom accommodations. For more information about NOVA’s services, review the Information for Students with Disabilities brochure.

What additional resources are available

Parent’s Guide to Disability Services
NOVA College Interpreter Services
Scholarship Sources for Students with Disabilities

Handicapped parking spaces are available at each campus. Please contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a permit.

How to begin

Complete the Students With Disabilities Intake Packet and submit current documentation of a disability along with the Intake Packet at least four weeks prior to the start date of classes to the receptionist in room 194 in the Bisdorf Building. Acceptable documentation includes but is not limited to educational psychology testing and pertinent medical reports. Documentation must be no more than three years old. Individuals will be contacted to schedule an appointment after the Disability Services Counselor has reviewed the documentation and intake packet. The Students with Disabilities Intake Packet can be obtained from the NOVA website and from the receptionist in room 194 in the Bisdorf Building. Additionally, a resource list for testing/evaluations for students with disabilities can be obtained from the receptionist in room 194.