Get Started- DRC Application Process
To register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) you must first apply and be accepted to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Click here for SCF Application.
Next, you are required to attend SCF Orientation. The purpose of Student Orientation is to assist students with the tools necessary to be successful at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Topics covered include academic/learning support resources, important deadlines, SCF policies and procedures, course registration, and student life.
Now follow these 5 steps to officially register for DRC services.
- Step #1 - Complete your online DRC application – Working from top to bottom, complete each question on the DRC application. Once you have submitted the application, an email will be sent to you confirming receipt. This email will also outline the next steps. Check your SCF email regularly for all communications from the DRC. Link to Application
- Step #2 - Upload your Disability Documentation – This may be done online through the link provided in the email confirmation you received or you may bring documentation to the DRC Office for assistance. Please note the documentation of the disability needs to provide sufficient information on the student's functional limitations within the academic environment so that appropriate and effective academic accommodations can be recommended. This may include, but is not limited to, an Individual Education Plan (IEP), letter from a psychologist or medical provider, psychoeducational testing report, or VA disability documentation. Click here for detailed information: Documentation Guidelines
- Step #3 - Schedule an Intake appointment with DRC staff – Once we have received your application and documentation, a member of the DRC staff will contact you to schedule an intake appointment. Please allow up to 48 hours.
- Step #4 - Develop your Accommodation Agreement – During the intake appointment DRC staff will review your documentation and discuss reasonable academic accommodations. The DRC staff will explain the accommodation process, specifically the importance of self-advocacy and working collaboratively with instructors.
- Step #5 - Attend a DRC Information Session – You will learn how to access your DRC student portal and the steps needed to electronically request and deliver accommodation memos to your instructors for all registered courses. The session covers important information regarding scheduling accommodated testing, note taking services, the importance of checking SCF student email, navigating CANVAS, and checking out equipment. This is an opportunity to meet the DRC staff, ask questions, and learn about additional resources available.
Congratulations, you are now officially registered with the Disability Resource Center
(DRC)! It is your responsibility to check your SCF email for important messages from
our office. Each semester you must request your accommodations and work collaboratively
with each instructor, click here to Stay on Track!