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I have preferential seating but not getting it

Due to my accommodation letter i have preferential seating. However in one of my classes despite the professor explaining to one girl who keeps seating in the front seat i need, she still sits there. I get there early but she still gets to the seat before me. I've tried to be polite but she won't listen. She's been also super smug about getting the seat. When i do get she'll be super rude to me. Also she just texts and what not when she sits there. What's the next step? A friend suggested the disability department.

Replies to: I have preferential seating but not getting it

  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,363 Forum Champion
    edited February 5
    1) iI there really only one acceptable seat in the classroom? Will being one seat over make a material difference in your ability to learn? One of my kids had preferential seating in HS but none of us took it to mean that one specific seat in the classroom would be reserved for every class...it just meant that he was seated up front.

    2) if there is only one acceptable seat in the classroom I'd first speak to the professor (thank him/her for the efforts so far) again to discuss if you can work out a way for that specific seat to be held for you.

    3) if it still isn't resolved go to disability services.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,363 Forum Champion
    (con't)
    I would also read your accommodation carefully to understand exactly what you are entitled to with preferential seating. This may be something to discuss with disability services.
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