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Student Accessibility Services

At the Ridgetown Campus we work to offer support for students with disabilities by removing physical and educational barriers and by encouraging healthy, open communication among faculty, staff and students.

Ridgetown Campus offers a variety of accommodations and supports so we encourage you to connect with Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

New Students

If you are a student with a disability and will be requesting support and/or academic accommodations you must register with Student Accessibility Services at Ridgetown Campus.

Providing Documentation

Students are responsible for providing appropriate documentation to support their learning needs. For more information regarding documentation requirements, please read Documentation Guidelines.

Functional Assessment Form

The functional assessment form can only be used for the following disabilities:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Injuries, Concussions and Illness
  • Mental Health Disabilities
  • Mobility, Dexterity and Perceptual Disabilities

Psycho-Educational Assessment

A current assessment is needed for the following disabilities:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Unfortunately, we cannot accept Individual Education Plans (IEP) as documentation of a disability.

Registering with Student Accessibility Services

Students registering with Student Accessibility Services must complete and return the Learning Needs Intake Form with their documentation.

After all documents are received, you will have a meeting with a SAS advisor to review and finalize your academic accommodations.

4 Simple Steps to Registering with Student Accessibility Services:

  1. Let us know you are coming
  2. Submit your documentation (Functional Assessment or Psych-Educational Assessment)
  3. Complete & Return your Learning Needs Intake Form
  4. Schedule an appointment with SAS office

If you have any questions or inquiries please contact

Current Students

Students must re-register with Student Accessibility Services each academic school year. Please contact rcsas@uoguelph.ca to re-register.

Test/Exam Bookings Procedures:

  • It is U of G policy (Procedures for Students with Accommodations) that students must make accommodation requests at least 7 days prior to any test. In addition, the last day to book any test or final exam is the 40th Class day of each semester. Students must also make requests for every test/exam by requesting accommodations. Students who do not request test/exam dates before the deadline, will be asked to write with the class.
  • Booking requests can be made on the Ridgetown Campus website, Current Students section.
  • You will be required to login in using your Central Login and password.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to correctly and accurately book tests and exams and keep track of them. Students who do not correctly book their tests/exams will be asked to write with the class. It is the students’ responsibility to accurately report course code, dates and times. Failing to do so will result in the accommodation being denied. Please report any booking errors to rcsas@uguelph.ca immediately.
  • Once an accommodation request is made online, the SAS office will approve it and students will see their confirmed upcoming tests on the online accommodation booking site and they can accept the confirmation in their Gryph calendar.
  • Students who have requested accommodations and do not show up for their scheduled test (or decide they no longer want to utilize their accommodations) will be charged a fee of $20 per test. This fee will automatically be added to the student account. Only documented absences or special circumstances will this fee be waived.

Ridgetown Testing Centre:

  • The testing centre is located on the 3rd floor of the Reek Building in Room 306.
  • The testing centre follows the Undergraduate Degree/Diploma Regulations and Procedures for Examinations as outlined in the Diploma Calendar Students writing tests/exams with the SAS Testing Centre must be aware of their responsibilities. As such, students will be requested to present their student card each time they write a test/exam.
  • SAS Test Centre observes the same set of rules and regulations governing the administration of exams/tests as is place throughout the University. Issues relating to academic misconduct are carefully documented and reported to the Associate Director (Academic) for follow up.
  • Students will be asked to leave all personal belongings outside the testing centre. No unauthorized material will be granted in the room.
  • Please arrive early for your scheduled test/exam. At no time will a student be granted to start their test before the scheduled time.
  • If a student arrives late for their scheduled test/exam, the time WILL NOT be extended. As a result, the student will forfeit that time.
  • Final written exams in fall and winter semesters will be scheduled in select RDC classrooms.

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Page reviewed 07/18/2017