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Academic accommodations are granted based upon the impact of each student’s individual disability. No two people are alike, and the effects of a disability may manifest differently for two people who may have the same disability.

We make a determination for academic accommodations after we have reviewed your disability documentation and had a meeting with you to determine your needs. Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis and may vary from semester to semester.
Below are a few of the more commonly approved accommodations:

  • Extended time on tests
  • Distraction-reduced test environment
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Special seating in the classroom
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Test scribe
  • Test reader
  • Use of an audio recorder in the classroom
  • Use of a computer for written exams/note taking in the classroom/in class written assignments
  • Attendance leniency 

In certain instances, students may be eligible to request a waiver to their Baccalaureate Experience math requirement based on a disability. A course substitution may be a reasonable accommodation if the student cannot successfully complete the course with other reasonable accommodations in place because of the functional limitations of their disability. For our full policy document regarding math substitutions based on a disability, please log in to MyUTampa and select Accommodate by Symplicity. The math substitution policy document can be found in the Resources tab. 

Questions regarding academic accommodations should be directed to the academic program specialist for Student Disability Services at (813) 257-3914 or