Our Mission

The Student Success Center provides qualified students with disabilities reasonable accommodations and resources in order that they may have equal opportunities for success.  Partnerships between faculty, staff and students with disabilities provide equity and access to the resources available to all students.

Judson offers ADA accommodations

Under the American Disabilities Act, (ADA) of 1990, which was amended as ADAAA in 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), Judson University will make every effort to provide qualifying students with reasonable accommodations based on individual needs and a licensed clinician's recommendation. All students seeking academic accommodations must provide documentation that is current and from a doctor or licensed clinician. Judson University is only required to accommodate a student's disability if the student has disclosed their disability to the ADA/504 Compliance Coordinator and provided the required documentation. 

The most effective way to show that you qualify for reasonable ADA/504 accommodations in the current school term is to obtain a letter from a licensed medical professional/clinician who is familiar with you and your type of disability and has completed applicable, supporting documentation that validate the specific disability. The summary letter must outline the disability, test results, limitations to learning, and reasonable academic accommodations in order to meet the needs of post-secondary coursework. 

The documentation must reflect your abilities and limitations at the academic Post-Secondary level at the time you request the accommodation. Please note: The post-secondary school does not have to make changes or adjustments that fundamentally alter the academic prescribed coursework or graduation requirements under the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which was amended as ADAAA in 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973).

Under ADA and Section 504, reasonable accommodations or minor academic adjustments may include the following sample based on required documentation:

        • Assigned note takers
        • Audio books
        • Extended time on tests (not to exceed time and 1/2)
        • Testing in a quiet testing room
        • May leave class for short intervals
        • Use of calculators 
        • Sign Language Interpreters for academic coursework
        • Computer use for essay exams

Students are afforded:

1. Confidentiality of their records.
2. Accommodations for which they have been approved.
3. Permission to request changes to their accommodations.
4. The choice of which classes they may use all or some of their accommodations.

The University allows individuals with Service Animals access to buildings on campus, including Campus Housing. The University will allow qualified students with disabilities to have Support Animals in Campus Housing on a case-by-case basis according to the policy available on this page.

Please send all documentation to Heather Johnson, Dean of Student Academic Support Services hjohnson@judsonu.edu before the start of the term.


Heather Johnson

Please feel free to email Heather at hjohnson@judsonu.edu or contact her at 847-628-1556.
Office Location:
Student Success Center, Lindner Tower #227

Judson University is committed to making reasonable accommodations to assist students with disabilities in reaching their academic potential. If you have a disability which may impact your performance, attendance, or grades in this class and are requesting accommodations, you must contact Heather Johnson, Dean of Student Academic Support Services/ADA located in the Lindner Tower – 2nd floor (hjohnson@judsonu.edu). The Dean is responsible for coordinating accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Accommodations will not be granted prior to receipt of a current licensed clinician report outlining the disability, possible limitations and reasonable accommodations in order to meet the needs of the postsecondary coursework. Accommodations are never provided retroactively – prior to finalization of the Letter of Accommodation. Dean Johnson will be happy to meet with you to discuss your accommodations. All discussions will remain confidential. Further information is available by visiting the Student Success Center website.