Disability Services Policies

Johns Hopkins University provides appropriate, necessary, and reasonable accommodation to qualified students, faculty, and staff who have a disability. When generally accessible facilities do not adequately accommodate a specific disability, the University makes program and/or facility adjustments as are reasonably necessary to assure individual access.

If a student at the School of Education is in need of accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the SOE Student Disability Services Office via email or phone (410) 516-9734.

Personal Devices and Services of a Personal Nature

Johns Hopkins University does not assume the responsibility for personal devices and services of a personal nature, including but not limited to the duties of personal aides who bathe, feed, dress, or provide personal assistance. It is the responsibility of students to interview, retain, assign duties and responsibilities, and pay personal aides.

Testing Accommodations

Alternate Forms of Testing: A student may require an alternative form of testing if this is a recommendation in their physician’s documentation, i.e. take-home exams, oral exams, exams in separate rooms. Alternate forms of testing will be provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the requirements of the course.

Extended Time on Tests

The Johns Hopkins University does not allow its faculty to give untimed exams. Instead, if a student’s documentation requires that he/she have extended time on exams, it is recommended that the student be allowed up to 1.5 times the length of the maximum time of the exam. For example, if an exam were scheduled for 2 hours, the student would have a total of 3 hours to complete the exam.

Temporary/Provisional Accommodations

Students may need temporary accommodations for a short-term disability or while a student is seeking or in the process of obtaining an evaluation to determine the presence of a disability or the specific services or accommodations needed. Students should contact the SDS staff member to discuss their specific situation and/or needs to determine if provisional accommodations are applicable.

Tutoring as an Accommodation

The School of Education does not offer free in-house tutoring services to any of its students. Tutoring is a personal service for which the University does not pay.

Additional Accommodations

The Johns Hopkins University Policy on Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities/Non-Discrimination Policy

The Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the University or with regard to admission or employment.
The University provides appropriate, necessary, and reasonable accommodation to qualified students, faculty, and staff who have a disability. When generally accessible facilities do not adequately accommodate a specific disability, the University makes program and/or facility adjustments as are reasonably necessary to assure individual access. Questions regarding Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 should be referred to the Director of Affirmative Action Programs, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218, 410-516-8075.

Grievance Procedures for Students with Disabilities

For any concerns with disability related requests, accommodations and/or services, please refer to the University’s Grievance Procedures for Students with Disabilities.

Contact Us

Student Disability Services Office
P: (410) 516-9734
soe.disabilityservices@jhu.edu