South Plains College’s Disability Services Office is committed to providing a welcoming and helpful service to SPC students with disabilities and we make every effort to respond to student requests as soon as possible. However, it takes time to arrange for accommodations and students must allow enough time for us to make the necessary arrangements. All accommodations must first be approved by submitting an application and proper professional documentation of a disability.
All admitted students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations must initiate the registration process by contacting the Disability Services Office.
You will be asked to complete an Application for Accommodations and supply appropriate professional documentation regarding your disability. Only after the application and documentation are received, can we process your request for classroom accommodations.
Please allow up to 30 days for the application process to be completed
Take the TSI Exam if required and register for classes as soon as possible. If you need testing accommodations, you must first be approved for disability services prior to testing.
Arrange a tour of the campus as soon as you have a class schedule (806-716-2113). South Plains College does not have individuals available the first week of class to walk with students to class.
E-Books: If alternative textbooks and materials are needed by the student, it is the responsibility of the student to register early and to provide the Disability Office with a copy of the receipt from the bookstore. Ordering E-Books may take 6-8 weeks to receive. E-books ordered after classes have began are not guaranteed.
Sign Language Interpreters: If a sign language interpreter is required, it is the student’s responsibility to register early and to request interpreters through the Disability Office to facilitate the coordination of available qualified interpreters with the student’s schedule. (6-8 weeks prior to the start of the semester)
Visually Impaired Students - Please refer to specific checklist under Tools/Forms
Returning Students - Requesting services in future semesters: Before the start of each subsequent semester, students with disabilities must inform the Disability Services Office that they wish to continue to receive accommodations by filling out the LOA request form (half orange sheet available at both offices). Certain accommodations; (e-books, audio books, and interpreters) may take considerable time, therefore, students should make their requests for accommodations early enough to allow sufficient time for them to be arranged.