Looking for a step-by-step on how to get started with your accommodations, services, and resources? You’re in the right place!
How to Make an appointment:
- in room 500 Unicentre or call 613-520-6608. If you use ASL, you can register at SRV Canada, a free video relay service (srvcanadavrs.ca). Your PMC Coordinator cannot book appointments by phone or email.
- Ask your PMC Coordinator about our individualized supports, including Learning Strategists, Counselling Interns, and Assistive Technology.
Student Responsibilities: in order to make the most of what PMC offers, these are the things we’ll need from you.
- Each term, attend the first (1st) week of classes to confirm dates and formats of tests and exams (e.g. short answer, multiple-choice).
- Meet with your PMC Coordinator to customize and email your Letters of Accommodation (LoAs) to your instructors. You are copied on these emails: be sure to review them later to make sure they are correct. You only have to send your LoAs once each term. (In future, you may be able to request accommodations online.)
- Follow up with your instructors to discuss accommodation needs and ensure they make a booking for tests scheduled during the term.
- If your needs change, follow up with your PMC Coordinator.
- Meet deadlines, which differ by type of test or exam (see below).
- Monitor your Cmail inbox for important messages from the PMC.
- Be aware that extra time is added to the end (not the beginning) of in-class tests. If this conflicts with class obligation, discuss this situation with your professor.
Deadlines and Procedures: Be conscious of the fact that these will differ by type of test or exam.
- Formal exams: If you send your LoAs by the deadline (see dates and deadlines, below) Exam Services will automatically make arrangements. Your exam schedule will initially show exam details for the class, but will update no later than one week before the start of the formal exam period. If not, email your PMC Coordinator.
- Midterm exams in CUOL classes: This includes the in-class sections recorded for CUOL. You must send your LoAs no later than 2 weeks in advance. Locations and start times will be emailed to you within one week of your test. If not, email your PMC Coordinator.
- In-class tests and exams: During the regular term, request accommodations as early as possible, because your instructors have to book in-class tests and exams in the McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC) no later than 2 weeks in advance, using an online link sent with your LoAs.
McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC) is operated by Exam Services, not the PMC. There are 2 MEC rooms: 133 UC – Unicentre Building, and 124 PA – Paterson Hall. MEC staff will email your Cmail account to confirm a booking for an in-class test or exam within one week of your test. If not, email your PMC Coordinator. If you decide to write a test without accommodations in your classroom, please reply to cancel and free up a space for someone else.
- MEC Guidelines:
- Arrive no later than 15 minutes before the test start time, to be sure to get a seat.
- MEC staff cannot change accommodations.
For more about MEC, please see https://carleton.ca/ses/mcintyre-exam-centre/student-information/
If you are able to request accommodations online:
- Log into Carleton Central
- Click on myPMC under “Other Services”
- Follow the prompts
PMC Coordinator Drop-ins: If you are a returning student, you can see your PMC Coordinator for 20 minutes. Arrive early, because spaces fill up quickly, especially early in the term!
Drop-ins schedule: www.carleton.ca/pmc
Accessible Career Transitions (ACT): Meet with a specialized Career Services consultant to work on finding employment and career planning: www.carleton.ca/career/act
Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning (CUAEL): Placement employment opportunities to obtain practical and relevant experience while completing your university degree: www.carleton.ca/cuael
Notable Dates and Deadlines: make sure to mark these on your calendar!
Sept. 5: first day of classes.
Sept. 18: Last day to add or change classes or sections for half-credit fall-term classes, and full-credit fall-winter terms classes.
Sept. 30: Fee adjustment deadline: if you change from full-time to part-time, you will receive a reimbursement from Student Accounts. There will not be a “WDN” added to your transcript.
Oct. 22-26: Fall reading week. No classes or labs are scheduled.
Nov. 9: Last day to request accommodations for formal exams in December. Make sure you have sent your LOAs.
Dec. 7: Last day of class for fall 2018 and last day to withdraw from fall 2018 classes without academic penalty. Be sure to figure out your grades so far before this deadline.
Dec. 9 – 21: Fall term 2018 formal exam period.
Jan. 7: First day of classes for winter term.
Jan. 14: Last day to add or change classes or sections for half-credit winter-term classes.
Jan. 31: Fee adjustment deadline: if you change from full-time to part-time, you will receive a reimbursement from Student Accounts. There will not be a “WDN” added to your transcript.
Feb. 18-22: Winter reading week. No classes or labs are scheduled.
Mar. 15: Last day to request accommodations for formal exams in April. Make sure you have sent your LOAs.
Apr. 9: Last day of class for the winter 2019, and the last day to withdraw from Winter 2019 classes without academic penalty. Be sure to figure out your grades so far before this deadline.
Apr. 12-27: Winter term 2019 formal exam period.
Find more important dates and deadlines at www.carleton.ca/registrar/registration/dates-and-deadlines/