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

An Access Planning Meeting may be scheduled once all the necessary information has been provided and your application has been processed. We will contact you when additional information is needed. You must contact the DS office to schedule an Access Planning Meeting. 

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.
    • example: 0123456 Smith, Claire Documentation
  • Click “Submit Documentation.”

Additional documentation can be submitted by

  • scanning and emailing to
  • mailing a hard copy to Seattle University - Disability Services, 901 12th Avenue, Loyola 100, Seattle, WA 98122-1090
  • faxing (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:

  • Call us 206-296-5740
  • Email us
  • Join us in the Zoom Disability Services Virtual Lobby (between 9am-3pm Mon-Fri)
  • Visit us at our Disability Services Office at Loyola 100 (open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm, except holidays)