Disability Support Services

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Welcome to St. Charles Community College and to the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office. The following Web pages are provided to inform you of our purpose and services to qualified students with disabilities. Tours of the SCC campus can be arranged by contacting Enrollment Services at 636-922-8226.

Transitioning to College

We have provided a link to the MO-AHEAD Transition Guide for Parents/Students. This guide provides valuable information for parents and students about the transition from K-12 to college, changes in roles/ responsibilities and services provided.

Open Letter to Parents

A perspective from a parent of a student with a disability is given in an Open Letter to Parents.

Applying for Services

Students must contact DSS regarding possible services. The process includes review of documentation and interviews with the student. Academic accommodations are not automatically provided because a person has a specific diagnosis. DSS determines disability status case by case. Accommodations are arranged to ensure access to programs/courses.

An appointment can be scheduled to meet with the DSS manager. Appointments may be scheduled prior to enrollment, if preferred. Accommodations will not be finalized until students have enrolled in their semester classes.

Easy steps:

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit ACT scores and/or take the assessment test*(636-922-8629)
  • Enroll in classes through Enrollment Services (636-922-8241)
  • Make appointment to meet with the DSS manager (636-922-8581 or 8627)

*Assessment Test: Each section of the placement test is untimed and is taken on a computer. An online calculator is allowed for the math section. For more information, contact the Assessment Center. Please review this information first prior to requesting accommodations for this test. Accommodations (if approved) are only provided through DSS and must be scheduled (no walk-ins).

Providing Access

SCC coordinates support services which provide equal access to the college. SCC is committed to providing accessibility to its programs/activities and reasonable accommodations for persons defined as disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act As Amended and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. These acts protect qualified students with disabilities from discrimination. DSS advocates for an accessible academic/physical environment and works collaboratively with staff, administrators and faculty. St. Charles Community College welcomes and supports a diverse student body and is responsible for ensuring accessibility. 

Disability (per ADA AA) is a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities, a record of such impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.” Specific disabilities are not listed in the federal regulations. St. Charles Community College has assigned DSS the responsibility to determine if a student qualifies as an individual with a disability and reasonable accommodations. The college is not obligated to provide accommodations determined to fundamentally alter a course or program.

Types of Services

  • Accommodations for the Assessment Test
  • Assistive Technology
    • Screen magnification (CCTV, ZoomText)
    • Livescribe pens
    • Speech to text software (Dragon)
    • Screen reading software (Kurzweil, JAWS)
  • Accommodations for exams (including out of class testing)
  • Books on CD
  • Interpreting
  • Captioning
  • Note taking
  • Braille documents


Contact Info

Paige George

For appointments:
636-922-8627 or 636-922-8581

Send required documentation to:

Disability Support Services
Student Center, 133C
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376



Become a Note Taker 


Accommodations Request Form
(Returning Students Only)

Parent Info

 Parent/Family Member Guide