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Old 02-27-2010, 11:56 AM
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For anyone that knows I would appreciate some information.

I am a graduate student with a 3.9GPA and approximatley 7 classes under my belt. I was injured during my first semester. At that time, I registered for special accomodations - but never utlized them. In fact, one instructor told me I was making everything up. He happens to be the Director of School Counseling - the Unversity where I am attending. I had three surgeries and the problem still was not corrected.

I then was assigned a mentor and actually had to petition the Dean. My condition now has worsened and I can not take summer classes.

My question is do I have any recourse. The mentor suggested that I look into Capella University online.

And, my last question can graduate schools extend the deadline to graduate in terms of years if the condition of disability is present.

Thank you.

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Old 02-27-2010, 05:42 PM
Location: Missouri
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Recourse for what exactly? Would you be able to take the summer courses if they set you up with some accommodations, or are you just not well enough to take classes right now?
IMO assuming you need reasonable accommodation, they ought to be able to do it. If your request for accommodation has been denied, there should be an appeal process to go through.
Not all graduate programs can be extended. I know the program I am in, in order to be nationally accreditted, the program has to be completed in 4 years, no exceptions.
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