Disability Services


Disability Services is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities or medical conditions have equal access to educational opportunities at Sampson Community College. By being a visible resource, it is our intent to provide appropriate services for the students, as they build upon their college success.

Under Section 504 (of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) and the Americans with Disabilities Act, a person with a disability is someone:

  • with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.
  • with a record of having such a disability; or is regarded as having such.

How to Request Accommodations

  1. Complete the Self-Identification Form (PDF) and provide up-to-date documentation of your disability or medical condition. Documentation must include a diagnostic report/assessment used to evaluate the condition and current treatment. It should also state the credentials of the diagnosing professional.
  2. If you would like for the director to request your medical records, please complete the  Authorization of Consent for Release of Medical Records Form (PDF).
  3. Submit all documentation to Director of Special Populations & Testing, at disability@sampsoncc.edu or fax to our secure line at (910) 900-4399.. The director will reach out to you and schedule an appointment.  Response time is usually 5-7 business days after forms and documentation are received. During high volume times, response may be longer.
  4. Upon eligibility determination, students should make periodic contact with the Director of Special Populations & Testing during the beginning of each term of enrollment and throughout the semester.

Once you are registered with Disability Services, it is your responsibility to request accommodations each semester.

High School Students with Disabilities Transitioning to College

  • Ensure your evaluations and diagnostic reports are current, within the last five years.
  • Understand your disability and/or medical condition and the accommodations you currently receive.
  • If you have a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, please contact them before you graduate from high school and discuss transitioning to college.
  • Students whose disabilities are mild and who did not qualify for assistance or special programs in high school may utilize our tutoring services, while attending Sampson Community College.
  • Obtain copies of your high school IEP, psychological report, and/or 504 plan from your school records or complete an  Authorization of Consent for Release of Medical Records Form (PDF with the Director of Special Populations and Testing.
  • Become familiar with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1992 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Types of Disabilities

A disability is described as a mental, or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The definition of a disability and criteria for establishing eligibility for accommodations under 504 and ADA for colleges and universities may be different than the definitions and criteria implemented in the public schools, rehabilitation programs, social security, Veterans Administration, or as covered under insurance policies. The major categories of disabilities that accommodations are provided for include, (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Blindness/Visual Impairment
  • Chronic Medical Condition (i.e., asthma, seizure disorder, neurological condition)
  • Deafness/Hearing Impairment
  • Psychological/Psychiatric Condition
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Orthopedic/Mobility Impairment
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Services for Students

Disability Services and accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Support Services
  • Accommodations for testing
  • Assistive Technology
  • Coordination of Disability Support Resources
  • Enlarged Print
  • Facility Priority Access
  • Interpreter Services
  • Note-taking Services
  • Priority Registration
  • Specialized/Priority Seating
  • Student Advocacy
  • Transfer/Transition Services
  • Readers & Scribes

If you are an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing, dial 711 for NC Relay.

For More Information

Holly Brewington, Director of Special Populations & Testing

(910) 900-4045


Student Services | North Building

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