Bishop ACCESS is an optional fee-based program available only to students with a documented learning disability and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Students will develop self-advocacy, build stronger learning strategies, and develop math, reading, and writing skills that are critical to college success. This program is most helpful to students who have a high level of internal motivation to succeed in college academics, but need support while developing their executive functioning skills.

I just want to request classroom or testing accommodations. Do I have to enroll in Bishop ACCESS to receive accommodations?

No. Accommodations are provided free of charge and are the right of all students who have properly documented, ADA-recognized disabilities. Bishop ACCESS is an optional fee-based program available only to students with a documented learning disability and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

What is an Academic Coach?

An Academic Coach is a trained professional who will work with you individually to help you achieve academic success. Your coach will work with you on developing your executive functioning skills as well as help you find other resources on campus.

What will I do when I meet with a Coach?

You and your Coach will meet individually each week. Together you will identify which barriers may impede your success while helping you develop the skills to address them. You and your coach will work on building skills that will help you be more independent both in college and beyond.

How will Bishop ACCESS help me?

Bishop ACCESS will help you increase awareness of your challenges both inside and out of the classroom, enhance your executive functioning and study skills, learn about other campus resources and using them in a timely manner, and develop self-advocacy and decision-making skills.

When is the best time to apply?

As early as possible once you are admitted to Ohio Wesleyan. We will continue accepting applications until all available spots are full. 

How does Bishop ACCESS bill for program services?

The program fees will be applied to your Ohio Wesleyan Bursar's account and can be paid with your other university fees.

Who do I contact for more information about Bishop ACCESS?

All Accessibility Services and documentation questions, or general Bishop ACCESS questions, should be directed to Stephanie Rowland, the Coordinator of the Accessibility Services Office. 

Will program costs be refunded if I withdraw during the semester?

If students withdraw during the fall or spring semester, the refundable amount will be calculated by prorated program costs for the first nine weeks (60%) of the semester. No refunds will be given after the ninth week of the semester.

Can I visit Bishop ACCESS before applying?

Absolutely. Please email or call us to set up a tour of our center and meet the Bishop ACCESS staff.

Is there any additional remote-learning information?

In the event of remote learning, Bishop Access will continue remotely without fee reduction.