What is ACCESS?
ACCESS is Accommodations at Collin College for Equal Support Services. It follows ADA guidelines by providing reasonable accommodations, individual attention, and support for students with disabilities who need assistance with any aspect of their campus experience such as accessibility, academics, testing, and registration.
The ACCESS program is committed to the improvement of the quality of academic life for students with disabilities. Our goal is to assist faculty and staff in the enhancement of the student's college experience by providing individual attention, academic advising, reasonable accommodations, and tutoring. We also act as a referral source for other services on campus and in the community.
Students are encouraged to meet with their ACCESS advisor at least one month prior to the beginning of classes. Follow-up meetings with the advisor throughout the semester are also recommended to track academic progress and to provide one-on-one encouragement and guidance. Our advising service includes discussion of academic programs, degree requirements, THEA / TSI, placement testing, schedules, and registration. We also review the documentation detailing a student's disability and determine appropriate academic accommodations for the student.
How can ACCESS assist me?
- Provide classroom accommodations.
- Provide adapted test conditions.
- Provide note taker assistance.
- Provide academic advising and personal guidance.
- Provide sign language interpreters and captionists.
- Provide individual and group tutoring, in addition to online tutoring (2 hours a week).
- Assist with special needs center equipment - Braille printer, large print readers, scanners, voice-synthesized speech program.
Does ACCESS have a Mission Statement?
The mission of ACCESS is to assist, support, and enhance the students' college experience by providing appropriate accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, academic advising for students with disabilities, and tutoring services for all students while treating individuals with dignity and respect.