A disability is any physical, neurological, psychological, or sensory condition that significantly interferes with learning or participation in classes and campus activities.
Academic adjustments are modifications in how students participate in classes and activities. These modifications allow students to meet standards, but do not change them. Academic adjustments give students equal access to the educational opportunities of the University.
Some examples are:
Students must meet with one of the Directors of Disability Services before beginning services and provide documentation of disability.
Students can also discuss with Disability Services staff the possibility of an undiagnosed disability and find out how to obtain a professional assessment.
Students discuss their past educational experiences, current issues and medical or psychological test results with one of the Directors of Disability Services during an Intake Meeting.
The need for each academic adjustment must be supported by the documentation provided by the student.
Each quarter students should consider their classes and individual needs to decide whether or not to request academic adjustments. Staff can help students plan how to meet college expectations successfully.
After registering for classes and at least 3 weeks before the end of the quarter, students send a Faculty Notification Letter (FNL) via myDS. For more information on the procedures for specific academic adjustments, please see the Requesting Academic Adjustments and Auxiliary Aids page.
If a student needs an academic adjustment that they have not been approved for, it is necessary to make an update appointment to discuss the adjustment with one of the Directors of Disability Services.
Please call 206-296-5740, email DS@Seattleu.edu, or visit Disability Services in Loyola 100.