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Non-Discrimination Policy

ACP seeks to attract a diverse student population with demonstrated academic competency and commitment to the profession of pharmacy. ACP does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran's status.

Examination Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (the College) and its programs do not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in its programs, as those disabilities are defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 706; 45 C.F.R. § 84.3(k)(3); and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101, et seq. In an effort to provide full opportunities to individuals with disabilities, the College offers individualization and reasonable accommodation as required by law. Reasonable accommodations are those that do not fundamentally alter the nature of the College’s educational program, and can be provided without undue financial or administrative burden, and without lowering academic or other essential performance standards.

Students with medically verifiable disabilities may be provided extra time or other reasonable accommodations for completing examinations. Petitions for accommodations must be made to the Dean by September 1 of each academic year for which the student desires them. Each petition should be accompanied by evidence of the medical condition and evidence detailing the accommodations which have been provided the student in past educational settings or examinations. Particular weight is given to accommodations provided in taking the PCAT. The student whose request is granted is responsible for making appropriate arrangements with the School administration.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of a disability may file a complaint under the College’s Grievance Policy contained in the Student Handbook PDF file and Course Catalog PDF file, which are distributed to students at the beginning of each academic year.