I'm not sure where to ask this, but I am looking for some guidance from anyone with a legal background. I have accomodations from my college because I have severe ADD coupled with test anxiety. I was administered an exam with the wrong accomodation by mistake. I informed the person working that it was an error and he refused to check the accomodation even after I mentioned it several times. I had a panic attack/ mind racing and failed the exam that I was extremely prepared for. I contacted the school immediately after and they said all they can do is contact the professor asking her to adjust the grade. She emailed me saying she can't adjust my grade since it wouldn't be fair to the rest of the class. This situation has caused me extreme emotional distress and I am not sure what to do. This class is a prereq for my major and this incident drops my class grade by a FULL letter grade. If I had taken the exam according to my accomodations I would have had an A because I knew the material.
Does anyone have any advice on how to handle this? I will have the professor in the future and do not want to get on her bad side. Thank you.
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If there are accommodation procedures in place for your condition, and it's protected by the ADA, and they refused or neglected to adhere to those procedures, and you were harmed by their refusal or neglect, you may well have a case. Many attorneys will do an initial consultation at no charge. This is something that could be likely handled at the administrative level as an "honest oversight" so as to hopefully not alienate the professor. But at that point, a lawsuit is pretty much off the table.0