Disability Services

Students in the Library

The Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services provides and supports services for students with disabilities to remove obstacles from their education in order to promote their maximum academic potential, participation in the college experience, and self-sufficiency.

Based on the belief that all students should be assured equal access and opportunity, the Office of Disability Services strives to eliminate physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the Brazosport College community.

Getting Started

Professors are not required to accommodate your disability if you have not provided and discussed your disability with the Disability Service Counselor, Phil Robertson in the Counseling and Testing Department.

Each semester students are responsible for registering and requesting accommodations with the Office of Disability Services. It is the students' responsibility for delivering the accommodation letters to each of their professors. It is best that you do this as early in the semester as possible so you have time to coordinate the arrangements of your accommodations with your professor.

Please Note: You should follow the "Returning Students" directions linked below if you have not enrolled in classes at Brazosport College for the past two semesters.

Current Students Renewing Accommodations

Current Student Checklist

To keep your information confidential and secure, all communication will be through your Brazosport College Email. Please be sure to check it on a regular basis throughout each semester.

1. Provide updated documentation, if applicable.

All documentation must be current within the last five years of the diagnosed disability; submit any updated/changes to your diagnosis, if applicable, to the Office of Disabilities email.

2. Request Accommodation Letter(s) for each attending semester.

Request Accommodation Letter(s)

3. Obtaining Accommodation Letter(s)

You will be required to sign in to your Brazosport College Student email to review and sign your “Approved Accommodations”. Once signed, your official Approved Accommodations Letter(s) will be generated and sent to your student email for you to share with your instructors for the current semester. (Please note that a NEW letter will be generated every semester.)

NOTE: Please remember, all communication will be through your Brazosport College email.

Test Accommodation(s) in the Assessment Center

Fill out the Test Accommodation(s) Request Form, once approved you will receive an email that will be sent to your BC email.

Setting up your BC email on your phone

iPhone Email Setup
Android and Smartphone

If you need additional assistance setting up your BC email or Student Account you may visit the IT department page or contact them via email at helpdesk@brazosport.edu or phone at 979-230-3266.

New Students Requesting Accommodations

New Student Checklist

To keep your information confidential and secure, all communication will be through your BC Email. Please be sure to check it on a regular basis throughout each semester.

1. Apply to Brazosport College

Submit your application at www.applytexas.org.

Please allow the Admissions Office 2 Business Days to receive and process your application. Once processed, you will receive your BC ID, Username, password and PIN Number to log into MyBC. (MyBC is a student portal that allows you to add courses, check your financial aid status, pay for courses, and more.)

2. Apply for Disability Services

Once you have received the email notifying you of your acceptance at Brazosport College, you are now ready to apply for Disability Services.

3. Provide appropriate documentation

All documentation must be current within the last five years of the diagnosed disability; submit all documents to the Office of Disability’s email.

4. Request is under review

Please allow 4-5 business days for your application to be reviewed and processed, pending approval.

5. Determining your accommodations

Once your documentation is reviewed and processed you will be notified via your Brazosport College student email.

6. Obtaining Accommodation Letter(s) for each attending semester

You will be required to sign in to your Brazosport College student email to review and sign your “Approved Accommodations”. Once signed, your official Approved Accommodations Letter(s) will be generated and sent to your student email for you to share with your instructors for the current semester. (Please note that a NEW letter will be generated every semester.)

NOTE: Please remember that all communication will be through your BC email.

Test Accommodation(s) in the Assessment Center

Fill out the Test Accommodation(s) Request Form, once approved you will receive an email that will be sent to your BC email.

Setting up your BC email on your phone

iPhone Email Setup
Android and Smartphone

If you need additional assistance setting up your BC email or Student Account you may visit the IT department page or contact them via email at helpdesk@brazosport.edu or phone at 979-230-3266.

Returning Students Requesting Accommodations

Returning Student Checklist

To keep your information confidential and secure, all communication will be through your BC Email. Please be sure to check it on a regular basis throughout each semester.

1. Re-Apply for Disability Services

2. Provide appropriate documentation

All documentation must be current within the last five years of the diagnosed disability; submit any updated/changes to your diagnosis, if applicable, to the Office of Disability Services email

3. Determining your accommodations

If your current documentation is within the five-year time frame, we will contact you via your Brazosport College student email.

4. Obtaining Accommodation Letter(s) for each attending semester

You will be required to sign in to your Brazosport College student email to review and sign your “Approved Accommodations”. Once signed, your official Approved Accommodations Letter(s) will be generated and sent your student email for you to share with your instructors for the current semester. (Please note that a NEW letter will be generated every semester.)

NOTE: Please remember, all communication will be through your Brazosport College email.

Test Accommodation(s) in the Assessment Center

Fill out the Test Accommodation(s) Request Form, once approved you will receive an email that will be sent to your BC email.

Setting up your BC email on your phone

iPhone Email Setup
Android and Smartphone

If you need additional assistance setting up your BC email or Student Account you may visit the IT department page or contact them via email at helpdesk@brazosport.edu or phone at 979-230-3266.

PLEASE NOTE: Remember that all communication will be through your BC email.

Setting up your BC email on your phone

iPhone Email Setup
Android and Smartphone

If you need additional assistance setting up your BC email or Student Account you may visit the IT department page or contact them via email at helpdesk@brazosport.edu or phone at 979-230-3266.

Communicating with your Professors

With the help from Temple University we have included five short videos that give you examples on how to introduce yourself to your professor and how to have an effective conversation about your accommodations.

Brazosport College operates under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) laws in order to assist in leveling the playing field for students who have disabilities. The amended ADA, otherwise known as ADAAA defines “disability” as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.