Academic Support Office (ASO)
Since 1982, Reinhardt’s Academic Support Office has provided assistance to
students with specific learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder.
What is the Academic Support Office, ASO?
ASO is Reinhardt’s accommodation program that ensures access and support for students with documented disabilities, and it serves more than 100 students with documented disabilities a year. Staffed with full and part-time faculty, this highly successful program supports students as they strive to master college-level work and pursue their academic goals.
Am I eligible for the program?
You are eligible for the program if you:
1. Meet Reinhardt University entrance requirements
2. Have been diagnosed with a disability requiring academic accommodations
What support can I expect?
Reasonable accommodative services may include:
- Individualized testing situations, including extended time
- Copies of class lecture notes taken by selected students
- Coordinated access to appropriate assistive learning technology
- Tutoring sessions led by an ASO faculty member (requires additional tuition)
- One-on-one academic advising and counseling
- Academic coaching
What do the ASO participants say?
ASO staff “reinforced what I learned and made the information easier to understand.”
”I received feedback when I was writing essays, and I received advice on what courses to take.”
“The ASO staff are caring and wait and listen when you... need assistance to catch up.”
How do I apply for entry into the ASO program?
- During the admissions process, indicate that you received accommodation services in high school or at another college. Inform your admissions counselor or the director of the Academic Support Office that you would like to receive services at Reinhardt.
- All students admitted and committed to attend Reinhardt University are invited to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) before their first term of enrollment. During the NSO registration process, indicate that you would like to be considered for ASO.
- The following documents should be submitted to the director of the Academic Support Office:
- A psychological/educational evaluation or a medical evaluation identifying your disability. The report should include a diagnosis and recommendations for accommodations. The report should be no more than three years old. IEP is also acceptable; however, it is only for provisional accommodation ( 1 year).
- Three letters of recommendation addressing your motivation, aptitude, ability to set realistic goals, interpersonal skills and readiness for college.
- After all documents listed above have been received by Reinhardt, you should arrange an interview with an ASO staff member.
- A decision regarding your acceptance into the ASO program will be made following a careful review of submitted materials and an interview.