THANKSGIVING RECESS:

There are no classes from November 23-27, 2022. Classes resume on November 28, 2022.
The College will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, 2022.

DISABILITY SERVICES

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How to Access Services

  1. Complete your application

  2. Complete FAFSA & HESAA online annually by June 1st

  3. Complete Placement testing (for 1st time students)
    • Study/review for the Accuplacer online
    • Students who take the time to study for the Accuplacer do much better, thereby saving time & money not having to take as many developmental/remedial classes.
    • Students requesting the accommodation of extended time for the essay portion of the Accuplacer should put their request in writing to ods@pccc.edu. ODS will then contact the Testing Department once appropriate documentation has been reviewed.
    • Bring a photo ID and Admissions acceptance letter, and mention getting extended time for the essay when you check-in. Students must contact ODS prior to taking the Accuplacer to get double time (x2.0) on the timed essay portion (other portions are untimed)—Students who complete the Accuplacer without first requesting extended time will not be permitted to retest.
    • Schedule your placement test

  4. Make an appointment with a Disability Services Specialist

  5. Provide appropriate documentation
    • Accepted documentation
    • Scan and email your documentation to ods@pccc.edu. Please note if your scanned file is larger than 18mb, please split the file into two emails. We can only accept .jpeg or .pdf files via email OR
    • Mail or drop off copies of your documentation to our office:
      Passaic County Community College
      ATTN: Office of Disability Services (Room M244)
      One College Boulevard
      Paterson, NJ 07505
    • Suggested deadline dates for the new and incoming students to submit documentation are:
      • Fall Semester – August 1st
      • Spring Semester – December 1st
      • Students submitting documentation after semester deadline dates will receive all eligible accommodations, however, they may not be available for the start of the semester

Students are encouraged to utilize the Center for Student Success (CSS) staff on Main campus, and/or the Student Development Specialists at PAC or WAC for all non-disability-related questions or issues as they arise throughout each semester.

PCCC adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including the recent Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA AA), and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. PCCC provides universal access to academic programs, activities, and awards for all students without discrimination on the basis of disabling conditions. There is no “special education” in college.

Contact Us

Office of Disability Services

Phone: (973) 684-6395
E-mail: ods@pccc.edu

Main Campus -Paterson
Memorial Hall M244
(across from the Testing Center)

Passaic Academic Center
PAC – Room 218
Students are met by appointment.
Check with Main Desk for room location.

Wanaque Academic Center
WAC – Room 117
Check with the Main Desk for room location.