Montana State University has a proud history of accommodating persons with disabilities, and the staff at the Office of Disability Services is committed to ensuring equal educational access and full participation in all of the university's programs, services and events.

Most Common Academic Accommodations

Testing Services and Resources

Testing is one of our most commonly used accommodations. This includes:

  • Extra time on testing
  • Reduced distraction environment
  • Private testing room
  • Breaks during exams

As well as other personalized testing accommodations.


Disability Services implements notetaking accommodations through services such as:

  • Hiring an anonymous peer Notetaker
  • Recorded Lecture
  • Recorded Lecture with the use of Glean

If you would like to request notes for the semester, request to be a notetaker, or learn more about Glean, please follow the link above.

Alternative Textbooks

Disability Services provides alternative textbooks such as:

  • Audiobooks
  • Online PDF version of textbooks

If you need an alternative form of textbook or textbook resources, please follow the link above.


Students seeking academic accommodations must take the following steps

Step 1. Login to Accommodate

Complete the Student Intake (you will need your NetId and password).

  1. On the left-hand side click Accommodation & Information Requests, then
  2. Click Accommodation Requests

Step 2. Read Documentation Guidelines

Step 3. Provide Documentation

Documentation needs to be uploaded directly to Accommodate.

Documents need to be either in PDF format or DOCX format.

The accommodations process is interactive and requires documentation of the disabling condition and functional limitations that result. Under the 2008 ADA Amendment Act, key questions that should be addressed in documentation include:

  • Is there clear evidence of a disability?
  • What is the impact of the disability?
  • Does it substantially limit a major life activity?
  • Is there history of receiving services?

If you are having accessibility issues with this form, need help filling it out or if you would prefer a paper copy please contact the Office of Disability Services for assistance. 406-994-2824