New students requesting accommodations should review our documentation requirements with their doctors/providers and have providers submit documentation as soon as students formally accept their offers to attend USD. Doing so will help provide us sufficient time to review documentation and to determine whether we will require any additional information for service eligibility. Furthermore, if you will require unique accommodations, such as accessible housing or sign language interpreters, the more advance notice you can provide, the better USD will be able to meet your needs.
Existing USD students who have not previously sought services may contact Disability Services at any time for consultation. Please review our documentation requirements as accommodations or services can only be provided after documentation is approved and all DS registration processes are completed. Note: Accommodations cannot be provided retroactively.
Registered Disability Services students are expected to pick up their memos from Disability Services no later than the first two to three weeks of classes EACH SEMESTER. This will normally allow sufficient time to notify your course faculty and to facilitate acceptable accommodations before first exams or assignments are due. Students who do not submit disability verification memos in a timely fashion are not assured of receiving appropriate accommodations for upcoming exams/assignments.
Any student who will require sign language interpreters or alternate media are urged to contact Disability Services as soon as possible before each term, as such accommodations can take a significant amount of time to arrange.
Transfer students are advised to contact Disability Services as soon as possible and review our documentation requirements. Approval of disability and provision of accommodation at a previous institution does not guarantee approval or the same services at another. It is important to submit an evaluation as documentation, not just a record of previous accommodations. Transfers should contact Disability Services in the same manner as new students.