Delaware Valley College provides a range of academic accommodations and adjustments for students with disabilities, respective of the needs of individual students. Frequently requested services may include:
- extended time on tests
- test proctoring in an individual setting
- computers for word processing
- classroom note-takers
- tape recording for lectures
- consultation on study strategies
- reduced class loads
- assistive technology
- interpreter services
What Is Learning Support Services?
Learning Support Services (LSS) is a resource for students with disabilities. It is a function of Student Support Services at Delaware Valley College. The goal of LSS is to assure students with disabilities reasonable accommodations and equal access to the college's educational programs and activities. LSS offers a variety of academic and support services directed toward student achievement and adjustment in college. In addition, LSS may serve as a liaison between students and college personnel. The office is also an information and referral source on disability related issues.
To obtain assistance:
Contact the LSS office as soon as possible at 215-489-2490. All adjustments for Delaware Valley College's examinations and classroom accommodations are developed through this office, and LSS provides superior levels of assistance for students with disabilities. When students request information in a timely manner, personalized accommodations can be implemented effectively.
The Learning Center provides peer tutoring and support to help you succeed academically. Peer tutoring is available, free of charge, in a wide variety of academic disciplines to all students.
The Counseling Center provides free individual and group counseling on issues of personal and emotional health to all students. Counselors are available on a walk-in or by appointment basis. All inquiries are treated confidentially and professionally.
Academic Skills Workshops
Workshops focusing on academic success are presented by Student Support Services throughout the school year. Topics include time management, note taking, test preparation, writing tips and study strategies.