Student Information

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Accommodations Process

Students who have not worked with our office before can schedule an initial meeting by calling 303-914-6733 or emailing The meeting can take place in person, on Zoom, or by phone.

Accessibility Services is located in Suite 1182 in the Learning Commons at the Lakewood Campus.  Appointments can be arranged at the Arvada campus, as well.

Please reference the guide below if you need more information about the transition to college from high school for students with disabilities.

Getting Ready for an Initial Meeting

Before attending your initial meeting, please fill out the forms below.

Disability Information

If available, we ask that you provide our office with any disability information (documentation) you feel is helpful for our staff to determine accommodationsIf you do not already have an IEP, 504, or other document from your provider(s), the Disability Information Form can be used by the professional who diagnosed you or who is treating you. Please print out the form and give it to your professional or email it and have the professional follow the instructions on the top of the form.

If you suspect you have a disability or have never been formally diagnosed with a disability, we invite you to connect with our office for more information.

Semester Process

Once you have had your initial meeting, a Semester Request Form must be completed every semester. For help filling out the request form, please stop by the office, email, or call 303-914-6733 or 720-336-3893 (VP) so that we may assist you.

How do accommodations for testing work?

  • Instructors will receive copies of the Accommodated Testing Form and the Accommodated Testing Form Instructions with the student's Accommodations Letter. 
  • Instructors must fill out the Accommodated Testing Form Stack or submit the Accommodated Testing Form (pdf) with a copy of the test and any other additional instructions or supplies to Accessibility Services by email or by stopping by the office.
  • If possible, instructors should send the material 24 hours in advance. Pick-up of completed tests will be in the Assessment Center unless other arrangements are made. 
  • Tests are administered in the Assessment Center unless you discuss taking tests in-class with your instructor or are authorized to test in Accessibility Services. You must schedule a testing appointment with the Assessment Center by calling 303-914-6727 or emailing
  • If you are approved to test in Accessibility Services, you must contact us to schedule an appointment ( or 303-914-6733).
  • If you would like to take the test in the classroom, you must notify the instructor of this change the class period before the test date. 

Book Requests

The alternative format process generally takes 1 to 3 weeks from the date the request is received. Please be sure to request your books two to three weeks prior to the beginning of the new semester or as soon as you have registered for classes.

  • Students must have been approved for alternative media/materials during the initial meeting
  • A Semester Request Form must be submitted requesting Alternative Format as an accommodation
  • book agreement form has to be signed every semester prior to beginning of the semester
  • Students must own a physical copy of the textbook
  • Proof of purchase or ownership is required
  • These requirements have to be met before the alternative format will be issued

If you meet these requirements and would like to get a jump start on your books, please complete a Semester Request Form and request books in alternate format. You may also contact or 303-914-6735 for any questions.

Textbook Information

For any information you may need about your textbooks, you may visit the bookstore textbook finder.

Alternatively, students can log into The Rock, then click on the "Student" tab. On the top left corner of the main content screen students will see the Student Schedule for the current semester or given the option to change to a later semester. Once on the correct semester, click the "Order Your Textbooks" link. This process will automatically pull up all the books required for each course students are enrolled in.

Service Animals

What other supports does Accessibility Services provide?

Our office has a number of additional supports for students during their studies at Red Rocks Community College. All of the support offered by Accessibility Services is individualized and based on the student's specific needs as a result of their disability. Examples include:

  • Regular check-ins with an Accessibility Advisor
  • Time management strategies
  • Advocacy (ex: facilitating communication between you and your instructors)
  • Study skill strategies
  • Note taking strategies
  • Referrals to additional on-campus support