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Meal Plan Modifications

Meal Plan Modifications

Students with a medical condition that requires a special diet or services from Dining Services, or who have religious requirements may request a meal plan modification. Meal plan modifications are designed to ensure students have the appropriate dining options based on their situation.

Birmingham-Southern College requires all students to purchase a meal plan and may grant a student a partial meal plan modification for a documented disability, chronic medical condition, or religious dietary observances.

Requesting Meal Plan Modifications

To request a meal plan modification, students should:

  1. Provide the appropriate documentation from a licensed or otherwise properly credentialed professional who conducted the diagnostic testing, or an explanation of religious beliefs and reason for the dietary restrictions. Information regarding documentation requirements can be found in the Documentation Requirements for Meal Plan Modifications.

  2. Complete the Meal Plan Modification Request Form and submit a signed copy to the Office of Accessibility. This will be added to any documentation received from the treating professional.

  3. Once documentation and the Meal Plan Modification Request Form have been received, the Office of Accessibility will contact the student to discuss the College’s ability to meet the requested dietary restrictions or if a modification is necessary. As each student and situation is unique, the Office of Accessibility is not able to determine meal plan modifications until all documentation and request forms have been submitted and reviewed.

  4. Meal Plan Modifications are valid for one year and students must resubmit updated documentation each year to receive consideration for modifications.

Decisions regarding Meal Plan Modifications will be communicated to the student in writing via email prior to the beginning of the academic term. The Office of Accessibility will contact the appropriate offices at Birmingham-Southern College to make modifications to the meal plan and if needed, provide reimbursement for meal plan fees already paid.

Important Deadlines

Due to the nature of meal plans and student billing, meal plan modifications must be requested by the deadlines outlined below. The Office of Accessibility is unable to guarantee modifications if documentation is submitted following these dates.

Academic Term

Submission Deadline

Fall Term

July 31

Spring Term

December 31

Summer Term

May 31