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Early Start Information
The CSU system recently enacted a policy known as "Early Start" requiring incoming students who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level math and/or English to begin remediation during the summer before coming to the CSU.
If you are in need of academic accommodations for your Early Start classes please follow-the following steps: Academic accommodations will be provided on a temporary basis until the Early Start Program ends. Having services for the Early Start program does not qualify students for academic accommodations as a regularly enrolled student with Services for Students with Disabilities at Fresno State. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for regular services through the office on campus.
INITIATING TEMPORARY SERVICES for EARLY START PROGRAM
1. Students who desire academic accommodations provided by SSD must: complete an “Application for Temporary Services – for Early Start”, signed and dated and provides appropriate verification of disability.
2. For the purposes of the Temporary Early Start program only and because it is a transition program, a current IEP/504 plan document identifying the qualified accommodations will be accepted as temporary verification of disability. Further documentation may be required to establish regular services once enrolled in your CSU program.
3. Mail/Fax/ or drop by your application package at our office as noted below.
4. All disability verification forms and processes must be completed prior to receiving services from SSD.
5. A temporary accommodations plan for Early Start, based on the professional verification of disability(s) and Federal and State mandates, will be established with the Disability Management Specialist or the Director. A copy will be returned for your review and verification by signature or electronic acceptance.
6. Accommodations will go into effect the first day of class. Additional information regarding how to utilize your accommodations will be provided prior to class starting.
For more information on the Early Start Program visit the website at: http://www.csusuccess.org/earlystart
KENNEL BOOKSTORE ACCESS
November 30, 2011
If you are planning to purchase textbooks at the Kennel Bookstore and require elevator access or special assistance please review the following information. The SSD and Kennel Bookstore staff is willing to help so please let us know if you have any questions or need additional assistance.
- For students needing to use the elevator to the 2nd floor, the elevator is located outside of the building and a bridge provides access to the building. Due to the security issues of the outside access, the door general remains locked. However, Kennel Bookstore has made the following provisions to provide access:
- The elevator to the second floor (text floor) is open to the public the week prior to school and the first two weeks of school, during the busiest time for selling textbooks. At other times, visitors are asked to check in at the Customer Service desk just inside the main entrance on the main floor; staff will be happy to assist.
- When the textbook department is closed, The Bookstore offers clerk service to all of our customers (remember, the text floor is closed to the public beginning the fourth week of school and is clerk served). They also gladly offer personalized service to anyone who requests it.
- For students who may need special assistance at the bookstore such as locating and collecting textbooks, etc., Kennel staff is always available to help. They will be happy to make an appointment time for a student to assure that someone is available to assist one-on-one. The student may contact the customer service desk to schedule an appointment, by calling 278-4062.
WANDA J. MEEK SCHOLARSHIP
The Division of Graduate Studies will award the Wanda J. Meek Scholarship to a disabled graduate student in good academic standing in October 2012 (See scholarship announcement below). I am writing to find out if there is a way this new scholarship could be announced to disabled graduate students. Students will need to apply through the. Students can still file late scholarship applications through August 31, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
WANDA J. MEEK SCHOLARSHIP. An annual scholarship up to the maximum amount of $800 will be awarded to a disabled graduate student in good academic standing. The recipient will be eligible for a second year of funding by maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Division of Graduate Studies Award/Scholarship Committee.
The Masons of California would like to offer another $2,500 scholarship to one of our students for the 2012/2013 academic year. This is known as the C. Ray and Joyce Whitaker Scholarship. Unfortunately, this year we didn't have any qualified applicants for this award. However, the Mason generously extended their deadline to May 30 so that we could encourage other students to apply.
The scholarship requirements for the C. Ray and Joyce Whitaker Scholarship are:
- Student must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
- Student must be currently enrolled full-time
- Student must be returning next year as a full-time undergraduate student
- 2.50 GPA or better
- Must have a learning disability like dyslexia or one of the various forms like it.
- Must have a financial need for assistance.
If you are interested I encourage you to submit your on-line scholarship application by May 30. Please select the "check-box" question (which is on the bottom of the second page on our scholarship application) that asks if they have a learning disability. That will help them identify you for this award. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greg Varela, Program Coordinator, Scholarship Office,California State University, Fresno at 559-278-6572.
1800wheelchair Scholarship Update
Winner & New Award Announcement
The 1800 wheelchair Scholarship Fund announces our sixth scholarship awardee — Mr. Benjamin Snow.
We are going to reprise our last question: As a student, what advice would you give policy makers during this season of health reform? Please address the board issues that you believe are essential and trade-offs - if any - we should make to address those issues.
Entry Point is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business. To meet the challenge of the competitive global economy in the new millennium, private industry and government research agencies must expand the pool of technical talent. Entry Point www.entrypoint.org
California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED): Multiple scholarships are offered from a variety of resources. Click here to visit their website and learn more.
The information on this website is available in alternate formats. Please call our office at (559) 278-2811 to make your request.