Prince Sultan University
PSU Policy Management System
Students with Special Needs Policy

Policy Code: SM0002
Policy Name: Students with Special Needs Policy
Handler: Academic Affairs
Date Created: 15 August 2020
Date of Current Review: 15 August 2020
Approved by: University Council
Date of Approval:


Prince Sultan University recognizes that some students are in need of special treatment due to certain circumstances beyond a student’s control as a result of a disorder, disability or any other impairment the student may have. It is the policy of Prince Sultan University to actively facilitate students with special needs in admission, enrolments processes and during the course of their studies.


This policy is to provide support for any student who may need support in his/her learning experience at PSU due to any special needs.

Identification of students with special needs

When identifying students with disabilities:

  1. Deanship of Admissions and Registration seeks to get the student’s medical documents showing the special need during the admission process and thereafter.
  2. Deanship of Admissions and Registration contacts the dean of student affairs to relay the information.
  3. The dean of student affairs contact the chairperson or dean of the student intended department and college to contacts the student’s academic adviser and all relevant instructors each semester to inform them of the status of this student.

Supporting Students with Special Needs

The Deanship of Student Affairs and the student’s academic adviser provide support for students in order to maximize the learning opportunities throughout his/her period of study. The support consists of processes which students without special needs would not usually require, such as:

  1. Helping in enrolment processes
  2. Helping students in need to access their results
  3. Following up with their academic progress
  4. Provide reasonable support on instruction and assessments to appropriate teaching staff
  5. Provide reasonable help in tutoring and assist with understanding assigned tasks such as planning and reviewing assignments
  6. Ensure appropriate physical access and facilities
  7. Formulate special learning programs for students with special needs
  8. Develop alternative tasks to assess students with special needs
  9. Report positive and negative outcomes to the chairperson for early intervention.