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Disability Support

A comfortable place for students with disabilities. 

We help students blend what they know about themselves with appropriate accommodations to reduce barriers to learning. We try to "level the playing field" so all students have an equal opportunity for a successful education. The college has a long history of serving students with a wide variety of disabilities, working to ensure each student has the reasonable accommodations and services they need to enjoy academic success.

The Disability Support Services (DSS) program provides academic support and accommodations to students with documented disabilities. DSS services are designed to help students succeed at Nicolet. The most successful students are the ones who recognize their own support needs and ask for assistance prior to starting the semester. DSS staff recommends students schedule a consultation on services and procedures. During the consultation, students and staff will have the opportunity to ask questions, review previous records, and go over accommodations that may be necessary.

Our staff in the Disabilities Support program brings years of experience and considerable skill to the table. Students will find that we work hand-in-hand with instructors and other staff across campus to make sure reasonable and appropriate accommodations are made for all persons with disabilities. The Accommodations Specialist offers assistance to students who are blind or visually impaired, cognitively delayed, intellectually disabled, deaf or hard of hearing, emotionally disabled, learning disabled, autism spectrum disorder, orthopedically impaired and/or have communication disorders or other health impairments.

Stop By for a Talk

Aren't sure if you have a disability or even how a disability is defined? Stop by and we'll talk. We have a broad base of knowledge and resources to handle just about any question or situation faced by students with disabilities. Even if you don't have a disability, we'd be happy to answer your questions. It's important to note that all conversations are strictly confidential.

Services Include:

Disability Support Services program and accommodations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Alternative Testing Procedures
  • Disability Parking Permit
  • Large Print Materials
  • Note-taking Assistance
  • Personal Guidance and Support
  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Software and Hardware Technology
  • Textbooks Available in Audio Format
  • Transition from High School


Staff can also provide information on the following:

  • Career planning  
  • Campus tours
  • Academic advising  
  • Student counseling
  • Job placement assistance
  • Transition to college
  • Financial Aid 
  • Admissions application assistance
  • Other community services

Utilization of support services for students with documented disabilities is voluntary. Disclosure of request for services will not affect enrollment status or placement into a program or class.

Web Accessibility

Nicolet College recognizes the importance of ensuring that our website is accessible to those with disabilities.

We are continually seeking solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility and are committed to making the Nicolet College website accessible to all users and to meeting the standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Maintaining an accessible website is an on-going process and we are continually working to offer a user-friendly experience. If you have any problems using this website please email

Eligibility for Disability
Support Services

Learn what's needed to qualify for disability support services.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Working in partnership is an important part of accessing services.

Tips for Adults with
Learning Disabilities

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