Learning Differences and Accommodations


CDU recognizes that learning styles vary, and learning differences exist among students capable of doing college work.  Any student who requests specific accommodations should submit documentation verifying the need for eligibility under the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This documentation should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 30 days prior to the beginning of a course or program.

Documentation must include:

  • The credentials of a qualified professional, such as a physician or licensed psychologist, who can attest to the need for accommodation based on a clinical diagnosis.
  • A qualified professional's description of the following:
    • the nature of the disability and the accommodation requested;
    • the diagnostic method used to determine the nature of the disability;
    • the applicant's current functional limitations; and
    • the expected progression or stability of the disability.
  • Recommendations for accommodations.

CDU will review all requests for accommodation and will determine if the accommodations can be met reasonably and feasibly.  CDU Admissions will discuss a plan for accommodations with the student if accommodations are possible. The student is then responsible for informing the instructor at the beginning of each course of any need for accommodation according to the plan.  While CDU strives to assist all students, certain services are not feasible.  For example, CDU is not able to provide personal tutors, coaches, or assistive technology, and cannot compromise its academic standards or course components.

Students may appeal any ruling regarding accommodations by writing to the academic dean.