i’ve been through the process so if you need advice i might be able to help!
I work in higher Ed! It might be different school to school, but where I work it’s a relatively easy process. Just a note from a doctor stating you benefit from additional time. No need for specifics, and when it’s disclosed to your teachers you essentially just come to an understanding on how much additional time you’ll get. You shouldn’t have to say what the specific health issue is. It might work differently at your school, but I’m guessing it should be a similar process. If it would help relieve stress, you should look into it!
This is what I do all day for work (at a big state U). A lot of students are intimidated by the whole process of it and aren’t sure whether they’re “disabled enough for accoms”. Feeling scared/conflicted about it is natural! It’s important to know that when accoms make sense for your situation, they’re designed to *remove barriers*. Looking into accoms doesn’t mean someone is lazy, or looking for a shortcut, or anything like that - you still have to study and show you’re learning the material, it just gives you room to do that in a slightly different way from the “default”. Accommodations are just tools. And since you’re here with the rest of us, doing this, you’re already putting thought into the kind of skills that help people use those tools effectively. 🛠