Steps for Registering with Disability Support Services
Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. Students should adhere to the following steps
in order to receive services through the DSS office.
must self identify with the DSS office. Students should complete the Disability Support Services Identification Form.
must complete an intake meeting with the Disability Services Coordinator or the
Disability Specialist. This interview is critical to understanding the
student’s needs. Students should be prepared to discuss their disability, how
it impacts his/her ability to learn and/or perform other major life activities,
past use of accommodations, and previous experiences.
documentation may be requested to support the need for accommodations. It is
recommended to submit your documentation prior to your intake meeting with the
Disability Services Coordinator or the Disability Specialist. (More information on documentation).
student has completed the registration process with DSS, we will prepare memos notifying faculty and
appropriate staff of the accommodations. (N.B. Students do not have to submit
new documentation every semester.) It is the student's responsibility to speak
with their instructors about particular needs and to make the arrangements to
receive them. If professors have questions, they may contact the Office of
Academic Development for clarification. In order to continue to receive
accommodations, students must meet with DSS before each semester that they are
enrolled at the university.
who will require accommodations for placement inventories should contact Disability
Support Services at least one week before the date they plan to attend Summer
Orientation. By phone, call 215-572-4033 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.