Fall 2020 Students:
Academic accommodation requests for incoming freshmen and transfer students starting Fall 2020 will be accepted starting the week of May 18, 2020. Any applications submitted before May 18 will not be reviewed. To ensure that your application for Fall is reviewed at the appropriate time, please submit after May 18.
As the University of Cincinnati is working remotely, Accessibility Resources staff will not be able to check our fax machine to retrieve any documentation. Therefore, please do not submit documentation or other documents via fax to our office. Our preferred method is for you to upload your documentation to the Online Application for Services. This will allow the Accessibility Resources staff member to view all of your documents at one time to determine eligibility for services. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the University of Cincinnati, students are our first priority. To ensure that Accessibility Resources has an opportunity to engage each student to determine their disability related needs, we’ve developed a simple two-step process to receive our services.
If you are a student seeking temporary accommodations please visit the Temporary Accommodations Information and Request page.
Step 1: Complete an Online Application for Services and Upload Documentation
Students who require academic accommodations due to a disability will initiate the registration process by completing an Online Application for Services. Students will also need to upload documentation with their application that supports and verifies their disability. Documentation is required and must be from a qualified professional, i.e., someone with direct experience specific to the disability diagnosis. For example, documentation from an Optometrist (eye specialist) denoting that a student has a mental health condition would not be accepted. We accept documentation from a variety of sources including; IEPs, 504 Plans, psychological evaluations, medical records and letters provided by qualified medical professionals. The Good-to-Go documentation checker may help in determining if your documentation is sufficient.
Students may also request their medical professional complete a Medical Professional Disability Verification Form to meet documentation requirements.
Documentation must include:
- A diagnosis of disability or impairment that limits a major life activity
- How the condition will impact the student within the academic environment
- Provide a listing of reasonable, appropriate accommodations that will lessen the impact of the disability within the academic setting
Step 2: Student Intake
After submitting an Online Application for Services and supporting documentation the student will call to schedule their intake (or registration) meeting. During the intake, the student meets with their Accommodation Coordinator to discuss how their disability impacts their academics, how accommodations may have been used in the past, what reasonable accommodations will lessen the impact of their disability and how to utilize their accommodations while completing coursework at the University of Cincinnati. We ask that students wait 5 business after submitting their Online Application for Service and documentation before calling to schedule an intake.