Student Success Center

Disability Services

Riverland Community College provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations upon request for students who have a documented disability. Documentation may be required to determine reasonable services.  Contact the Director of Disability Services at 507-433-0646 for additional information on disability services.

Register with the Disability Service Office Early!

  1. Complete the Disability Service Contact form

  2. Obtain documentation of your disability.

  • Print the Documentation Guidelines for your healthcare provider or the professional who diagnosed your disability or 

  • Ask your healthcare provider or another qualified professional to complete the online Disability Documentation Form (Information concerning who is a qualified professional is found on the Disability Documentation form.)

If you have questions, contact the Director of Disability Services at 507-433-0646.

  1. Submit documentation by mail, fax, or email to:

Riverland Community College
Sharon Stiehm,
Director of Disability Services
1900 Eighth Avenue NW
Austin, MN  55912

Fax:  1-507-433-0524

(Note: Documentation Forms are submitted online by qualified professionals.)

  1. Contact the Disability Service staff on your campus to schedule your Intake Appointment. During the Intake you and Disability Service staff will decide which services are best suited for you. (See staff contact information on the right.)

  2. Take the Accuplacer assessment (Complete the ‘Request for Accuplacer Accommodations’ form if accommodations are needed for Accuplacer)

  3. Attend your "New Student Registration" session

  4. Complete the "Semester Accommodation Request" form below if accommodations are needed

We want you to be successful at Riverland Community College! Contact the Disability Service Office at 507-433-0646 if you have questions or need assistance completing this process.

Note: Disability service accommodations are intended to provide individuals with disabilities access to the college programs and activities as well as to provide a means for demonstrating mastery of the course content. Students with disabilities must meet the same academic and non-academic expectations as students without disabilities.

Semester Requests for Accommodations

Students who have completed their Intake must submit a Semester Accommodation Request form each semester when accommodations are needed.

A hard copy of these Disability Service forms are available at any Student Success Center.

Physically Accessible Accommodations

Riverland Community College is committed to providing physical access to all programs and activities. Individuals needing physical access should contact the Disability Service Office at 507-433-0646.

Examples of disability service accommodations available to qualifying students:

  • Priority registration
  • Alternative texts
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Alternative assessment and test formats
  • Note taking services
  • Advocacy liaison services


Postsecondary Resource Guide


Disability Service Links

Access E-Learning

Office of Civil Rights

US Dept. of Education




Sharon Stiehm

Albert Lea:

Erin McCormick-Lee


Attina Earl