REQUESTING ACCOMMODATION EMAILS
We recommend that students request accommodation emails no later than the end of Add/Drop or as soon as accommodations have been approved. Accommodations are not retroactive, so early proactive communication with faculty is essential. To request accommodations in AIM, follow the instructions below.
Step 1. Log in to the AIM portal. If prompted to sign in, log in with your Amherst ID and password.
Step 2. If you have not yet requested accommodation emails for your courses, your dashboard will initially say “No accommodation requests found”. Depending on your approved accommodations, you may need to review and electronically sign one or more e-form agreements before you’re able to request accommodation emails.
Step 3. Scroll down the page and locate the yellow box where your courses are listed. Click the box next to each course for which you want to select accommodations. Then, click ‘Step 2 - Continue to customize your accommodations’. Most students will want an accommodation email for each of their courses/instructors. However, if you only have testing accommodations, for instance, you might decide not to request an accommodation email in a course that has no exams.
Step 4. Next, select which accommodations you want in each course. Please note: Selecting the "Testing Accommodations" box will include all of your approved testing accommodations (i.e. extra time, distraction-reduced setting) if you have multiple. To see the specific accommodations you are approved for, look under "My Eligibilities" in the left-hand menu. You will select which testing accommodations you want to use when you schedule an exam for a course.
Step 5. Click to submit your accommodation requests. You should get a green check mark at the top of the page along with a confirmation that says your request was successful.
Once Accessibility Services reviews your accommodation requests, we will approve and then email them to your instructors. You will receive confirmation emails to alert you when they are approved and sent to your instructors. To see exactly what was sent to your instructors and the date, log in to AIM and look in ‘My Mailbox.’