Academic Support Office

Academic Support Office (ASO)

The Academic Support Office, (ASO) is Reinhardt’s accommodation program that ensures access and support for students with documented disabilities. 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

"Life has many obstacles and having a disability can be one of them. The ASO program helped me all throughout college whether it was in academics or for personal reasons. They believed in me, helped me and gave me the support I needed to become the person I am today."

 

Katie Carmichael
Reinhardt University Graduate

How do I apply for entry into the ASO program?

  1. During the admissions process, indicate that you received accommodation services in high school or at another college.
  2. Inform your admissions counselor or the director of the Academic Support Office that you would like to receive services at Reinhardt.
  3. 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 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.
  • If you are applying for the B.O.L.D program, you need to provide 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, an intake interview with the ASO director/advisor will be conducted. A decision regarding your acceptance into the ASO program will be made following a careful review of submitted materials and an interview

The B.O.L.D. Program

Building Opportunities for Students with Learning Disabilities (B.O.L.D)

Since 1982, Reinhardt’s Academic Support Office has provided support to students with Specific Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder through the B.O.L. D program.

The B.O.L.D program is specifically designed for students with Learning disabilities and or Attention Deficit Disorder. It focuses on building skills, structure, support and strategy, and it offers services that are individualized and go above and beyond standard accommodation.