Accommodating students with disabilities at Carleton University is a responsibility shared among the various partners in the accommodation process: the students themselves, the Paul Menton Centre (PMC), course instructors, Scheduling and Examination Services (SES), and Carleton University Online (CUOL). Make sure to be informed about your responsibilities and how those fit in with the responsibilities of your peers, professor(s) and academic institution.
Note that accommodations are both course and section-specific. In the event that you switch courses or sections you will also need to submit a new accommodation request.
New Term Checklist
The New Term Checklist for PMC Students is a step-by-step on how to get started with your accommodations, services, and resources.
Accommodations and Services
Academic accommodations and services are individualized to each student and the learning needs of each course. They must be requested each semester, and will vary course-to-course in order to fulfill learning needs and outcomes.
Know what to expect from:
- communications with your professor
- classroom best-practices
- deadlines and extensions
- test and exam periods
- potential for using assistive technology.
Extended Time for Assignments
Prioritizing academic demands is an essential skill for all university students to develop. Post-secondary education requires you to engage in self-directed learning, manage increased academic and competing demands and learn how to juggle priorities at school and beyond. Time management and organization skills are an important part of being an independent learner and successful university student.
You can improve your core competencies related to self-regulated learning (e.g. time management, prioritizing, studying) by using a wide range of campus resources. These important transferrable skills can help you in your studies and in the workforce. We encourage you to use learning support services on campus and at the PMC to adapt your ability to manage your time and stay organized.
Resources for PMC Students
PMC works in partnership with the Carleton community to increase accessibility for students with disabilities into all aspects of university life.
- workshops for taking quality notes in class
- financial aid available to students who identify as having a disability
- The Self-Awareness Exercise and how to use it
- career development and employment opportunities
Important Dates and Deadlines
A list of important dates and deadlines to add to your calendar. Including:
- Test and Examination Accomodation Request Deadlines
- PMC-Specific Bursary Deadlines for Application
- Adaptive Equipment Return
- Transcription Services
- Sign Language Interpretation
MyPMC Portal is part of the University’s ongoing efforts to integrate services for students with disabilities at Carleton. To activate myPMC, you must meet with your coordinator at the beginning of the school year.
Through myPMC you may request and update class, test, and exam accommodations. If accommodated for a notetaker, you may also download lecture notes via myPMC.
Coordinator Drop-in Hours
PMC coordinators have a drop-in hours schedule, running every week starting Monday, September 9, 2019. Please be aware that these drop-in hours may also be subject to individual availability. If you are making the trip to campus for drop-in hours specifically, we recommend that you call ahead to ensure that your coordinator is in the office that day.