Disability Services

Johnston Community College is committed to provide an accessible college experience to all students.

The Disability Services Office helps adapt JCC's general services to the individual and specialized needs of students who have special health conditions, disabilities, or limitations. Among those students are individuals attending classes on-campus as well as online, students actively involved in campus organizations and leadership positions, community activities, and job responsibilities.

Johnston Community College is committed to ensuring all students have an opportunity to pursue a college education. JCC will make reasonable accommodations in accordance with:

Our goal is to ensure all qualified students have equal opportunity and access to all programs and facilities.

Students with disabilities preparing for postsecondary education should:

  1. know your rights and responsibilities and the differences between between high school required services and postsecondary services before enrolling at JCC and,
  2. students seeking Disability Services should also read the Disability Documentation Guidelines (PDF) prior to applying for services.

Steps to Request Disability Services for New Students

If you have not previously requested Disability Services and would like to begin the process, please complete the following form under step one and return it to the Disability Services Coordinator:

1. Complete Disability Services Request Form

Any student seeking reasonable accommodations must initiate contact with the Disability Services Coordinator to request services. It is the student's responsibility to request services in a timely manner (at least 30 days prior to the beginning of classes). Information about a student's disability is not collected in the admissions process. Subsequently, the information a student provides regarding a disability is completely voluntary.

2. Provide Documentation

All students requesting reasonable accommodations due to a disabling condition must provide the Disability Services Coordinator with current documentation verifying a disability. Documentation submitted must be from a qualified professional and include a clear diagnostic statement, a description of the assessment tools used to render the diagnosis, and a statement reflecting the student's current needs and level of functioning in an educational setting. All medical and psychological documentation used to verify a disability must not be older than 5 years.  All documentation and information regarding a student's disability is kept confidential and separate from academic records. Please reference the Disability Documentation Guidelines for additional information regarding acceptable documentation.  Questions pertaining to acceptable documentation may be directed to the Disability Services Coordinator.

3. Interview with Disabilities Services Coordinator

Once disability verification documentation is received, each student must schedule an interview with the Disability Services Coordinator. During this interview, discussion will take place about the requested accommodations as well as other resources available at Johnston Community College and in the community.

4. Request Accommodations each Semester

Once a student is registered with the Disability Services Office, it is the student's responsibility to request accommodations each semester and to maintain contact with the Disability Services Coordinator regarding any changes.

Disability Services for Returning Students

If you have previously registered with Disability Services and would like to request assistance for your upcoming or current semester schedule, please set up an appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator by calling (919) 209-2201 or emailing disabilityservices@johnstoncc.edu.

More Information


Contact us via email at disabilityservices@johnstoncc.edu.

Megan Shaner
Director of Admissions and Student Engagement
(919) 209-2201

Admissions and Student Engagement
(919) 209-2128