Disability Services

Disability Services is the office designated by the college to support students and community members with disabilities under Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Disability Services arranges accommodations for eligible students and community members, and assists college administration, faculty, and staff to provide required accommodations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JJC Disability Services Department is offering remote assistance via phone, email, or through video conferencing. Please contact disabilityservices@jjc.edu for:

· Accommodation support with online format
· Accessibility issues with online format
· Academic Coaching
· Summer and fall advising for current and incoming students
· Summer intakes for new incoming students
· Summer orientations for new incoming students
· Placement testing accommodations

Disability Services and DS Specialists are monitoring all emails and phone calls and will contact you as soon as possible.

Mission Statement

Disability Services values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation by providing an accessible experience for all students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Eligibility for Disability Services

To be eligible for accommodations, students must register with Disability Services and provide documentation of disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability is defined as:

  1. A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, reading, learning, thinking, performing manual tasks, or taking care of oneself.
  2. Has a record of such impairment or is perceived as having such impairment.

Registering With Disability Services

If you have a disability and feel that you would qualify for accommodations to assist you while attending Joliet Junior College, you will need to follow some steps to be eligible for Disability Services:

  1. Apply to the college.

  2. Submit disability documentation for approval. View Disability Documentation Options for more information.

  3. Once documentation is approved, Disability Services will contact you to schedule an Intake appointment.

Placement Test Accommodations

The three parts of the Placement Test do not have to be taken at one time. Each of the three parts may be taken at different times/days to best meet the student's needs.

Since the Placement Tests are all untimed, the accommodation of having extended test time for the Placement Tests is not necessary.

If you feel you may need additional accommodations on the Placement Test, please contact the office of Disability Services at 815 280-2613, to discuss what accommodations you may need for the test. You do not need to be registered with Disability Services for Placement Test accommodations, but documentation will be required for approval.

Disability Documentation Options   |    Grievance Procedures