The Department of Special Services provides academic support to eligible Rowan College South Jersey at Gloucester campus students who have documented disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.
The Department of Special Services ensures eligible Rowan College students receive appropriate accommodations that allow for academic success. Any questions regarding Section 504 or the ADA can be answered by Director Carol Weinhardt
Rowan College students who have disabilities are not required to register with the Department of Special Services. Registering with the department is done on a voluntary basis. However, students who are interested in receiving certain accommodations must register with Special Services.
Register with Special Services
- Complete and submit the
Student Profile Form
- Complete and submit the following additional forms which apply to your situation, along with documentation detailing the disability:
Special Education Records Form*
Medical Records Release Form
Support services will not be granted without documentation specifying the student's disability. Documentation should include the following information:
- Diagnosis with a written evaluation of current disability
- The date the student was diagnosed
- Tests used to reach a diagnosis
- Credentials of the medical or educational professional who conducted the evaluation
- How the disability affects the student's daily activities and/or academic performance
- Schedule an appointment to take the College's Placement Test.
View the Special Accommodations for Placement Testing page to determine whether student should arrange his/her placement test through the Special Services office or the general Testing Center.
- Schedule a remote appointment with a Special Services staff member by calling
Please note that academic accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and only after a student has met with a Special Services staff member. The Department of Special Services is dedicated to a long tradition of personally meeting with each student who requests academic accommodations. Every student is encouraged to complete and submit all required forms and meet with a Special Services staff member as soon as possible so that any approved academic accommodations are in place prior to the start of the student's upcoming semester at RCSJ.
Our staff looks forward to assisting you with your academic and career goals. We invite you to schedule an appointment with a Special Services staff member to discuss your specific needs for academic accommodations. The number to call is (856) 415-2265.
Students who qualify for accommodations are encouraged to register with the Department of Special Services at Rowan College before they begin their academic career at Rowan College. This allows students to take advantage of any special accommodations and auxiliary aids that they might need and be eligible to receive. More information about adaptive technology can be found on the technology link.Confidentiality
Students who register with the Department of Special Services are assured that their information is kept confidential.
In addition, the student's transcript will not indicate that he or she is registered with the Department of Special Services. The student's specific special need is not disclosed to the student's instructors. However, accommodation letters are sent to each of the student’s professors if the student needs testing accommodations or accommodations in the classroom. It is the student's choice whether or not to disclose the specifics of his or her special need.
For More Information
Any questions regarding confidentiality, accommodations, and auxiliary aids can be answered by a Department of Special Services staff member. For more information, call 856-415-2265. Many questions can be answered by visiting the frequently asked
questions webpage. Students may also want to visit the staff
Last Updated: Sept 14, 2021