Disability Services

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Disability Services Statement of Commitment

The Disability Services (DS) office is committed to providing all students including our distance education students with equal access to quality education and providing reasonable accommodations to eligible students. In addition to serving as an advocate for students with disabilities, our office also works closely with faculty and staff members in order to monitor students’ progress and encourage a positive educational experience.

Disability Services Overview

Welcome to St. Philip’s College.  If you are a student with a diagnosed disability, you may request services by disclosing to our office and following the process to determine eligibility.  Any student with a disability taking face-to-face or online classes through St. Philip’s College, are protected under the Americans with Disability and Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.  This section defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities or an individual, a record of such an impairment, and is regarded as having such an impairment. If you would like to establish and/or renew services, please follow the guidelines below.

How to Establish Disability Services for NEW, ON-CAMPUS students:
  1. Complete the “Initial Request for Disability Services” form and submit a copy of your disability documentation to our office, Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 102 or through our secure platform, DocuSign.  
  2. Please schedule an intake appointment by visiting www.calendly.com/mbotello or stop by our office, SLC 102.
  3. Once your appointment takes place, eligibility is determined and accommodations are discussed.
  4. Letter of Accommodations is emailed to your professors.
  5. Be advised letter of accommodations are generated a few days before each semester and processed in the order received.  In general, a letter of accommodations takes up to 7 business days. 
How to Establish Disability Services for NEW, ONLINE students:
  1. Complete the “Initial Request for Disability Services” form and submit a copy of your disability documentation through our secure platform, DocuSign
  2. Please call 210-486-2199 or email mbotello@alamo.edu to schedule a phone, Zoom, or other appropriate communication devices for your intake appointment.
  3. Once your appointment takes place eligibility is determined and accommodations are discussed.
  4. Letter of Accommodations is emailed to your professors. 
  5. Be advised letter of accommodations are generated a few days before each semester and processed in the order received.  In general, a letter of accommodations takes up to 7 business days.
How to Renew Services for Returning/Approved Students with Disabilities (on-campus and online):
  1. Complete the “Renewal Request for Disability Services” form and submit it through our secure platform, DocuSign or in-person to SLC 102. 
  2. Letter of Accommodations is emailed to your professors.
  3. Be advised letter of accommodations are generated a few days before each semester and processed in the order received.  In general, a letter of accommodations takes up to 7 business days.
  • The TSI is the entrance exam to the college.  The exam is untimed, the use of a basic calculator is available for the math section, and it is computer-based.  To determine eligibility and accommodations on the TSI, please complete our “Initial Request for Disability Services” form and submit a copy of your disability documentation.  These documents may be submitted in person to the Sutton Learning Center, 102 or online through our secure platform, DocuSign.  Students who have been approved for accommodations on the TSI take their exam only on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am – 1 pm.

  • Dual Credit Students

    For classes taken on high school campuses, accommodations will be made by the high school counselor. 

    For online, dual credit classes taught by St. Philip’s College faculty, please follow the “how to establish/renew” process.

    Early College Students

    For classes taken at St. Philip’s College, students may request services by following the “how to establish/renew” process. 

  • If you are taking classes at multiple Alamo Colleges (SAC, NVC, NLC, PAC), you will need to establish services with each of the disability services offices at each institution.

  • Accommodations are not retroactive.  Accommodations begin the day the letter is emailed to your St. Philip’s College professors.  It is the student’s responsibility to initiate his/her accommodations with each instructor.  Conversations begin as soon as the instructor receives your letter of accommodation and it should continue throughout the semester.

Alamo Online

AlamoONLINE represents the range of opportunities for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or awards delivered online from Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philip’s College.  To learn more about St. Philip’s College online programs, visit AlamoONLINE.

Contact Information

Senior Coordinator:
Maria Botello
mbotello@alamo.edu
210-486-2199
MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 102
Schedule Appointment:
www.calendly.com/mbotello
Certified Advisor:
Margaret Houser
mhouser@alamo.edu
210-486-2411
MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 102
Schedule Appointment:
www.calendly.com/mhouser

Office Hours:  
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MTRF)
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Wednesday)

Southwest Campus
ITC A-135
210-486-7175
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (TR)