In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students must disclose disabilities to the counselor in order for Haywood Community College to provide reasonable accommodations.

  1. The student discloses the type of disability, the student’s limitations, and the current impact of the disability/medical condition to the counselor by completing the appropriate forms. The forms are available in the counselor’s office or at Accommodations should be requested at least two weeks in advance to give the disability counselor time to make arrangements. Accommodations requested after that will be provided as soon as possible.  
  1. The student provides proof of the disability from a physician, psychologist or other appropriate professional stating the nature of the disability and recommendations for needed accommodations. The documentation must reflect the current impact of the disability. HCC’s staff is not able to diagnose disabilities. The documentation accepted at HCC may not suffice for universities or professional and certification exams.
  1. The student engages in an interview with the counselor.
  1. The counselor documents the reasonable accommodations that the College will provide as determined from the student/counselor interview and appropriate documentation. All of the information is collected by the counselor and filed with a copy of the mutually agreed upon accommodations.
  1. The counselor sends the accommodation form to the instructor. The instructor and student completes the accommodation agreement within two weeks of receiving the accommodation form.  
  1. The student reviews the accommodations with the counselor prior to or at the beginning of each semester during which the student wishes to receive accommodations.

For more information, contact Disability Services at 828.627.4500 (phone), 828.627.4513 (fax), or Student Services (1500 Building).

For more information, see the disability handbook below.

Please be aware of the attendance policy located in the HCC Catalog on our Publications page.

Please note that all students regardless of disability must meet the technical standards of a program with or without reasonable accommodations.

Distance Learning students at HCC are required to follow the procedures outlined above.

Revised August 1, 2015

Disability Handbook

Disability Handbook (pdf)




Disability Services
Phone: 828.627.4500
Fax: 828.627.4513
Office: Student Services (1500 Building)

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the College prohibits discrimination in its services and programs based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status.