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Student Disability Support Services

Students with disabilities are welcome at all Florida colleges.

The Florida College System is committed to fulfilling equal educational opportunity, autonomy, and full inclusion for students with disabilities.

Required Documentation

High school Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Section 504 Plans expire after high school. Therefore, students must self-disclose their disability and register with their college’s student disability services office to receive services. Students in need of disability services must also present current documentation of their disability.

Documentation requirements may vary across colleges and may also be different than the documents required by middle and high schools.

Colleges recommend that students register as early as possible before the beginning of a semester to ensure accommodations are in place. Please contact the college’s student disability services office for specific documentation requirements.


College students with documented disabilities can receive auxiliary aids and services, which may include extended time on exams, texts in an alternative format, note-takers, and sign language interpreters. Students are encouraged to contact the college to learn what specific accommodations are available.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

All Florida College System institutions are equal opportunity institutions and provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students and others without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, gender, and any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations.

Should any issues arise, all persons are encouraged to work through the internal complaint and appeal processes at their respective institutions as the first step in filing a complaint. After exhausting all processes at the college, information regarding the next level of complaints may be on the Complaints page.

Additional Information

Relevant Florida Statutes

Relevant Florida State Board of Education Rules

Links to FCS Institutions’ Student Disability Support Services:

Contact the Division of Florida Colleges