A disability is any physical, neurological, psychological, or sensory
condition that significantly interferes with learning or participation in
classes and campus activities.
Students who are requesting
accommodations for the first time are required to meet with the Director of Disabilities Services before beginning services. During
this intake meeting, the student will discuss their goals at Seattle University,
the assistance they may need in reaching them, and the creation of a
personalized accommodations plan.
Students must also provide
documentation from a qualified diagnostician that:
Documentation is confidential and will
not be released or discussed with the student’s permission. For more
information, please see the Documentation page and Requirements for Documentation of Disabilities.
If the student needs, or expects to
need, an accommodation not supported by their documentation, the student should
discuss further evaluation with the Director of Disabilities Services.
Students already registered with
Disabilities Services are expected to submit an Adjustment Request Form each quarter. Students should submit a request after
registering for classes and no later than the first or second week of the term
to ensure sufficient time to notify faculty. For those who qualify for
alternative media, an Electronic Books Request Form must also be submitted each quarter.
Changes can be made to a
student’s existing accommodation plan. To add accommodations or inquire about
future services, the student must meet with the Director of Disabilities
Some students may decide not to
utilize academic adjustments each quarter they are enrolled. Registration with
Disabilities Services continues throughout a student’s time at the University
and accommodations plans may be reactivated at any time by submitting an Adjustment
Request Form. The following are helpful hints for students unsure if they
want or need to utilize academic adjustments during a particular quarter:
Students seeking accommodation for a temporary disability should contact Disabilities Services at (206) 296-5740 or in Loyola 100.
Online FormsAdjustments Request FormElectronic Books Request Form
Downloadable FormsAdjustments Request FormElectronic Books Request FormDisability Verification Form Release of Information
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Video Captioning Request Form Using a PC to Play Closed Captioned Program