Request Accommodations for Fall Semester


New students to Northern Michigan University need to meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services prior to requesting accommodations. Continuing Northern students can request accommodations online using the Accommodation Request Form or in the Disability Services Office.


Student Spotlight:  Kaylyn Bernard

Kaylyn Bernard is a senior from Escanaba, Michigan.  She will be graduating in May with a degree in Sports Science.  Kaylyn was enlisted in the Army Active duty and was deployed to Iraq in 2006.  After she returned from her deployment she was honorably discharged due to medical PTSD, facial scarring as a result of chemical burns, and a hearing impairment.


Kaylyn finds exercise to be an integral part of her healing process.  She has run 26 half marathons and 12 full marathons, including two Boston Marathons.  Kaylyn says that crossing the finish line is the best feeling in the world.  Kaylyn's first Boston Marathon was when the bombing occurred, this was a setback for her and it took time for her to feel safe again when running a race and crossing a finish line. She has since run in another Boston Marathon and plans to be at this year's also! 

After graduation, Kaylyn plans to continue her education here at NMU in the Masters of Exercise Science program.  Her goal is to help other individuals overcome their stressors by using exercise therapy as a method of treatment.  She would one day like to earn a PhD in Exercise Physiology or Occupational Therapy.  Kaylyn currently works at the PEIF as a yoga instructor and a personal trainer.


Kaylyn uses accommodations through Disability Services and says that she encourages other veterans and students with disabilities to be aware of the services offered.

Testing Accommodations
Information for Students

Show your accommodation letter to your professor.

If the professor would like you to take the quiz/test in Disability Services (DS), fill out the testing accommodation form online or in the DS office.

If the professor will be providing testing arrangements, the DS office does not need to be notified.

Students are expected to take a quiz/test in DS at the same time as the rest of the class. Special arrangements for date/time need to be arranged with the professor.

Communicate with the DS Coordinator regarding any questions or concerns.

Click here for more information about communicating with professors regarding testing accommodations.

Grievance Procedure

It is the policy of Northern Michigan University not to discriminate on the basis of disability. Click here to view the Section 504/ADA Grievance Procedure.