Getting Started

Applying for Disability Services 

Students who are requesting academic, housing, and meal plan accommodations for the first time at Seattle University are required to complete the New Student Application via myDS and meet with Disability Services before receiving services. 


Step-by-Step Process

Step 1: Complete the New Student Application

*****ATTENTION Law Students***** STOP! Proceed to the School of Law Disability Services page. 

Click on the GRAY box below labeled “New Student Application.”
New Student Application

  • Enter your information.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Click "Submit Application."

Step 2: Schedule an Access Planning Meeting

Once your application has been processed, and assuming it contains all the necessary information we need in order to proceed, you must call or email the DS office to schedule an Access Planning Meeting. If additional information is needed, we will contact you regarding next steps.

Step 3: Provide Documentation

Documentation from a qualified diagnostician must be provided in order for accommodations to be made. 

  • Upload your documentation to your myDS account. The max size for documents is 20 MB per upload. Your documentation should include your Seattle U ID#, last name, first name.
    • e. 0123456 Smith, Claire Documentation
  • Click “Submit Documentation.”

Additional documentation can be submitted by scanning and emailing to or mailing a hard copy to Seattle University - Disability Services, 901 12th Avenue, Loyola 100, Seattle, WA 98122-1090, or fax (206) 296-5747 or delivering it in person to Loyola Hall, Suite 100.

Please know that it could take 1-5 weeks to get started with Disability Services. This is based on a number of potential factors, including but not limited to: the nature of a student’s academic accommodation requests, the availability of appropriate supporting documentation, and scheduling appointments during peak periods of a quarter.

  • Newly admitted SU students are advised to start this process once they have confirmed admission to SU.
  • SU students already enrolled should engage DS as soon as possible once they have identified a barrier and or need.

Once accommodations are established, they are applied proactively rather than retroactively, so planning ahead is very important.

For Additional Assistance:

Please call 206-296-5740, email, or visit Disability Services in Loyola 100.