Academic Policies

This page discusses the intersection of academic and Disability Services policies.

General Guidelines

Students understand and agree that failure to abide by these policies and those outlined below are a violation of Idaho State University's student code and may be referred for administrative or legal proceedings. Originals of agreements are kept as part of Disability Services' general student accommodation record.

Faculty and staff should understand that the procedures for dealing with accommodations outlined above and below are for the benefit of the entire University community. Questions about accommodating students with disabilities should be asked to Disability Services at (208) 282-3599. For more information about the responsibilities of faculty, see the Working with Students' Accommodations page.

For policies regarding academic testing at Disability Services, please see the Using the Testing Room page.

Specific Accommodations

The following section details Disability Services policies about specific accommodations, and the policies by which students agree to abide while using these accommodations.


The extended time for testing accommodation has the following policies:

For more information on using the testing room, see the Using the Testing Room page.


The reduced distraction testing environment accommodation has the following policies:

For more information on using the testing room, see the Using the Testing Room page.


The flexibility in attendance and assignments accommodation has the following policies:

Disability Services desires to empower all students with disabilities to chart their own course in college and beyond. Part of that process involves learning strategies for attendance and completion of assignments, with excellence and timeliness. Another part of that process is to maintain academic integrity and standards within all programs offered at ISU. Disability Services thanks all students with disabilities for assisting Idaho State University in the pursuit of academic excellence.


The use of a notetaker accommodation has the following policies:


The permission to record lectures accommodation has the following policies:


The use of text-to-speech software accommodation and the use of speech-to-text software accommodation have the following policies:

For more information on using the testing room, see the Using the Testing Room page.


The use of instructor's notes accommodation has the following policies:


The use of a reader for tests accommodation and use of a scribe for tests accommodation have the following policies:


The use of a calculator for tests accommodation and the use of a page of formula notes for tests accommodation have the following policies:


For more information on sign language interpreters, see the Deaf Services page.