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Graduate Studies

Types of accommodations

Some accommodations will be similar to the undergraduate academic environment, however there are also accommodations that will be unique to academic study at the graduate level:

Graduate Course Accommodations (including tests and exams)

Please note: These are examples of accommodations. This list does not include all accommodations.

Review the course accommodations, including:

Oral Exams

  • structured notes to use during the exam
  • receiving questions in advance
  • use of paper and pen to take notes
  • closed format (e.g., private meeting with instructor)

For additional accommodation options, review Tests and Exams (some or all may apply).

Comprehensive Exam

  • extend the time-frame for the exam preparation

For additional accommodation options, review Tests and Exams (some or all may apply).


  • additional or more frequent drafts for feedback and review
  • review Oral Exams above

For additional accommodation options, review Essays, Written Assignments and Undergraduate Thesis (some or all may apply).

Supervisory/Committee Reviews and Meetings

  • alternate time of day
  • greater frequency of committee reviews
  • greater frequency of scheduled supervisory meetings
  • guidelines, expectations and conduct for supervisory relationship and communication
  • receiving questions in advance
  • preparation of a structured agenda
  • both oral and written feedback

This information is available on the Student Accessibility Services website.