Stay on Track - Every Semester!
It is VERY important that you check your SCF email regularly! The DRC uses student
email as the
primary source of communication!
First- Before the start of the semester log on to the DRC portal where you will be prompted to sign on with the
same username and password used for SCF Connect. This will bring you to your personalized “Overview”
Next- Read and sign the agreements located at the top of the screen. Scroll down and confirm
that the courses
listed are correct. Check the box next to each course. Then customize which accommodations you want for each
of your courses. For example, you don’t need to check calculator for an English course. When in doubt, just
check all accommodations and discuss specifics with your instructor. If you don’t want to use accommodations
in a particular course, don’t check the box.
Don’t Wait- Request your accommodations through the DRC portal. Accommodations are not retroactive, so it
is best to request email delivery prior to the first week of the semester.
Print a Copy- Check your SCF email and print a copy of the letter sent to each instructor.
Meet with Each Instructor- In a private setting such as an office or conference room,
accommodation you will be using for the course. Ongoing communication throughout the semester is very
Practice self-advocacy- If you are not receiving your accommodations talk to your instructor first. If you
continue to have concerns, notify the DRC.
Follow the Accommodated Testing Process- Accommodated testing appointments must be made 5 days in
advance. It is a two part process. First, you must schedule a testing appointment. Then you must complete the
student section of the testing form (found here) and deliver to your instructor. If your instructor is not available,
or you will not see your instructor before the exam, leave the test referral form with the Department Secretary.
Email is another option.
Test Day Reminders- Bring a photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, SCF ID, Florida ID card). You must bring
of your DRC Eligibility Letter. Log on to your DRC portal, under the Home Tab click on “My Mailbox”.
Locate your “Eligibility Letter”, click View and right click/print. Keep a copy of this letter for all future tests.
For further information and instructions on testing please visit this page.
Notetaking Accommodations- Students approved for notetaking accommodations must take an active role in
identifying a volunteer notetaker. There are several ways, including giving a “Notetaker Request Form” to your
instructor to make an announcement (you will not be identified). Forms and information available at this link.
Drop/Add- If you change or add a class, make sure you log back into the DRC portal to request
accommodations for your new course. It may take up to 72 hours for this change to be seen in your DRC portal.
If you ever have a question or need assistance, please contact the Bradenton or Venice DRC office.