Accommodations for Veteran Students

Students in lectureThe following are accommodations often used by student veterans.

Classroom Furniture
Padded and flexible back chairs can be provided for student veterans who have injuries which make it difficult to sit for long periods of time. 

Classroom Preferential Seating
Seats can be reserved for students who stay more focused sitting in a certain place during a lecture (e.g. front or back row, away from windows, close to door).

Advocating with Professors
The Coordinator can explain how to speak with professors about absences due to military orders and medical appointments as well as how to address other circumstances which may arise for student veterans in the classroom. 

Alternate Testing Site/Extended Test Time
This is a distraction free environment with a proctor for the duration of a test and /or uninterrupted testing time that is typically 1.5x the time allotted on the quiz or test.

Note Taker/LiveScribe Pen
A Note Taker is typically a class mate contracted to provide notes to eligible students.  The student receiving notes must attend class and be actively engaged in the lecture. LiveScribe pens are available to eligible students. The LiveScribe Pen is an innovative device that records lectures, monitors your notes while you scribe and can upload to a laptop. It looks like a pen and notebook.

Test Reader
The test proctor will read the test items as often as the student needs within the allotted test period. The proctor will only read the test and may not offer any clarification of the test.

Alternative Textbooks
The following are the steps for accessing your Electronic Textbooks/ebooks: When purchasing your books from the NMU bookstore or an online site, please purchase the electronic format, if available. If not available, search the following sites:,, and Some sites may require disability documentation. Please contact the NMU Disability Services Office for additional assistance at (906)227-1737 or


Accommodations in a university setting do not include alterations to academic programs, providing equipment or services of a personal nature or any adjustment that would impose an undue burden on the institution.