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Northern Marianas College Disability Support Services (NMC DSS)

Northern Marianas College Disability Support Services’ mission is to provide a rewarding learning experience for students with disabilities at the Northern Marianas College.

Getting Started with the Disability Support Services Office

  1. Students must self-identify to the DSS and complete the intake process before receiving reasonable accommodations for the first time.
  2. Students must formally request specific academic adjustments/auxiliary aids, provided as accommodations, and substantiate that request with supporting documentation. To ensure the prompt and effective provision of accommodations, students should contact the DSS as early as possible.
  3. Complete the current DSS Intake Assessment Forms and secure appropriate documentation. Documentation should be current and include:
  • Diagnosis of disability
  • A description of the impact of the disability and/or functional limitations that may affect academic performance.
  • Recommended accommodations
  • A printed and signed name of a qualified professional certified to assess the disability (i.e. physician, psychologist, and learning disability specialist, etc.)

Contact Information

To make an appointment to register with the DSS and request accommodations. Contact DSS at (670) 234-5498 Ext. 6782, (General Email) or stop by the office in at NMC Saipan, Rota and Tinian.

It is also Important to meet with a DSS counselor and go through the process to discuss reasonable accommodations, appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids. Examples of such adjustments and aids are:

  • Note takers, Readers, and Scribes
  • Assistive Technology and Software
  • Alternate format for instructional materials
  • Testing accommodations (Extended Time, Separate Site)
  • Priority Registration
  • Classroom relocation
  • Accessible tables and chairs
  • And more…

Current DSS Students

Requesting Additional/Changes to Current Accommodations (after intake)

After students have self-identified and completed the intake process for the first time, they may request additional academic adjustments/auxiliary aids, provided as accommodations at any time. Such requests must be substantiated with supporting documentation. To ensure the prompt and effective provision of accommodations, students should contact the DSS as early as possible.

Documentation should be current and include:

  • diagnosis of disability
  • a description of the impact of the disability and/or functional limitations that may affect academic performance,
  • recommended accommodations, and
  • the printed and signed name of a qualified professional certified to assess the disability (i.e. physician, psychologist, and learning disability specialist, etc.)

To make an appointment with a DSS counselor. Contact NMC DSS at (670) 234-5498 Ext. 6782 or email [email protected]. If you are requesting additional accommodations after the initial intake, bring your completed Request and Confirmation of Accommodations Form and disability documentation.




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