Every student deserves the opportunity to succeed.
Washington State Community College strives to provide a student-centered learning environment. Our goal is to assist students in developing their fullest potential and achieve personal success.
Washington State Community College's admission policy:
- is consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which states that institutions may not discriminate against a qualified disabled individual solely by reason of disability.
- is also consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which requires reasonable accommodations be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as access to all educational programs, opportunities and activities on campus.
The college placement test (COMPASS) may be administered with accommodations if the student provides the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) documentation in advance.
Current incoming students with documented physical, psychological, or cognitive disabilities should contact the Student Disability Services Coordinator, located in the OSDS on the first floor of the Arts and Science Building in the Learning Center.
- Eligible students must schedule an initial intake appointment with the Student Disability Services Coordinator and bring three-year current documentation of their disability.
- Eligible students must provide current documentation of their disability from an appropriate diagnosing medical physician, licensed professional or specialist.
- High school Individual Education Plans (IEP) and 504 plans alone are not acceptable documentation and must be accompanied by supporting documentation. (Documentation should include a neuropsychological educational evaluation, a multi-factual evaluation, or other medical diagnostic information about the disability.)
- Academic adjustments and accommodations are determined on an individual, case-by-case basis and arranged by the OSDS.
The intent of the Office of Student Disability Services is to ensure that students with disabilities receive appropriate services and equal access to an education.