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.
*****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
myDS is the online system that students with disabilities use to apply, request, and track their accommodations while attending Seattle University and working with Disability Services.
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.
An Access Planning Meeting is an opportunity for you to discuss with a DS staff member appropriate accommodations or services that can be implemented to create equal access for you in the areas where there are, or may be, anticipated barriers. During the Meeting, you will discuss your goals at Seattle University, the assistance you may need in reaching them, and the creation of a personalized accommodations plan.
Documentation from a qualified diagnostician must be provided in order for accommodations to be made.
Documentation is from a qualified diagnostician that:
Documentation is confidential and will not be released or discussed without the student’s permission. Please see the Confidentiality of Disability-Related Records Statement, located to the left of your screen. Complete the Release of Information form to authorize Disability Services to communicate with and release information to non-Seattle University providers.
If you need or expect to need an accommodation not supported by your documentation, you should discuss options for additional evaluation with DS Staff.
Additional documentation can be submitted by
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.
Once accommodations are established, they are applied proactively rather than retroactively, so planning ahead is very important.