Disability Accommodations

Requesting Accommodations
Waldorf College online students who would like to request academic accommodations for a disability will need to contact the Learning Disabilities Specialist and provide appropriate documentation of their disability at least two weeks prior their first class meeting.

Kristin Wempen, Director of Academic Achievement Programs/Learning Disabilities Specialist
Email: kristin.wempen@waldorf.edu
Office Phone: 641-585-8211
Fax: 641-585-8194

Appropriate documentation will include a diagnosis of the disability, testing results and the impact of the disability on the student in the online learning environment. The college is required by law to have current documentation of the disability in order to provide accommodations. Typically academic testing results are required to be within the last three years. (The timeframe of testing for certain disabilities can be more or less frequent based on the area of disability and the possibility of a change in the disability or condition pertaining to student need and the requirements of our office.)

Insufficient or incomplete documentation can result in a delay in your accommodations or the implementation of limited or temporary accommodations until appropriate and up to date documentation is received in our office.

Accommodations Agreement
Initial Accommodations Request Form pdf

Once our office receives your accommodations request and documentation you will be contacted by one of our Learning Disability Specialists to finalize your accommodations. After communicating your needs with the LD Specialist an accommodations agreement form will signed by both parties and placed in your confidential file.

Notification to Professors
Term Accommodation Request Form pdf

You will need to make an accommodation request each term indicating which course(s) that you want to utilize your accommodations.

We only notify your professors of the academic accommodations they need to be aware of for your participation in their class and not the area of your disability. If you choose to disclose your disability area to your professor that is your individual choice. You will be provided with a copy of the letter outlining your accommodations to the professor.

You are responsible for requesting accommodations through our office in a timely manner so that our office will have ample time to provide your accommodations and to notify your professor(s).

Confidential information
Your confidential information is kept secure at our office and is only accessible to our staff. Documentation of your disability is kept separate from any official academic records. Your records regarding your disability are maintained only to provide you your accommodations for taking Waldorf College courses. Your records about your disability will be destroyed in a confidential manner five years after graduation or your last course participation unless you notify us to destroy them earlier.

Documentation can be mailed to:

Learning Disabilities Specialist
Waldorf College, Academic Achievement Center
106 S. 6th St.
Forest City, IA 50436

Contact one of our Learning Disabilities Specialists

Waldorf College Academic Achievement Center for Excellence
641-585-8209 or 1-800-392-1903 ext. 8209
Fax: 641-585-8194

Kristin Wempen 
Email: kristin.wempen@waldorf.edu
Office Phone: 641-585-8211 or 1-800-392-1903 ext. 8211