Disability Services

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is dedicated to providing equal access to students with documented disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. 

The University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination toward persons with disabilities and seeks to support the needs of each individual. The Office of Disability Services works in partnership with the University community to provide an accessible and inclusive environment where students are challenged and supported in fulfilling their academic dreams and life goals.

The university makes no pre-admission inquiry about an applicant's disability. We recognize that to disclose any disability is a personal choice that every applicant may exercise. We respect that choice; however, we encourage applicants with mobility or sensory, as well as hidden disabilities, such as learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, or chronic medical conditions, to self-disclose such conditions and provide us with all necessary data. 

It is the responsibility of a student with disabilities to complete the following steps to be considered for accommodations at MACU.     

What do I need to do before I come to Mid-Atlantic?

If you are a student who is currently involved in an IEP, your parents (or guardian) have probably been your biggest advocate. Once you come to college, you become responsible for advocating for yourself. When you are accepted for enrollment at MACU, if you think you will need certain accommodations in your classes, you will need to submit the following items to the Director of Learning Enhancement Services: results from a complete psychological-educational evaluation, which should include at minimum The Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS III), including IQ and performance tests and subtests. Results should be less than three years old and the test must be administered by a certified psychiatrist or a licensed educational psychologist; a letter from the test administrator that provides a clinical summary, the specific diagnosis, and the recommended accommodations; a copy of your current or most recent IEP, Annual Review data, and/or other placement team data. This information should be sent to Academic Affairs Office, 715 N. Poindexter St., Elizabeth City, NC  27909 at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester. Upon receipt of this information, the university will contact you to discuss the reasonable accommodations Mid-Atlantic can offer during your enrollment.

I am interested in distance education/MACU Online

Please, check out Online College Databases' comprehensive guide to distance education for students with disabilities.  Learn how to suceed in the virtual classroom!