Disability Services

Application of Accommodations

We will offer in-person services for those student-facing services four days a week – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Virtual services will continue to be available for students who choose such services or cannot make it to campus.  Please visit the Virtual Services for hours and contact information.

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Getting Started

To register with Disability Services for accommodations, students need to follow the steps below. Students should first initiate this process by submitting our Application for Accommodations packet.

Step 1: Application of Accommodations

Complete and submit our Application for Accommodations Online Form. Please be advised that inadequate and/or incomplete answers may delay the eligibility review process. Please contact Disability Services if you are having any trouble accessing the forms.  

Please note: Accommodations are not retroactive for pasts assignments or tests.

Step 2: Schedule an Access Planning Meeting (APM)

Once your Application for Accommodations has been submitted, please contact DS to schedule an Access Planning Meeting (APM) with the DS director. Appointments can be made by either calling the DS office at 206.934.3697 or emailing the DS office at ds@seattlecolleges.edu. Remote and in-person meetings are available

Accommodations for placement testing will also be arranged if needed and appropriate.

Step 3: Documentation

Students requesting academic accommodations and/or services must submit documentation of a disabling condition to verify eligibility. Students are required to submit documentation regarding the diagnosis/diagnoses that demonstrates a disability covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended (2008).

Please review our Documentation Guidelines for additional information. All documentation is kept confidential.

Additional forms of documentation may include:

  • Disability Verification Form —filled out by health providers/treat professionals
  • A letter from a qualified medical professional
  • Psychological evaluation(s)
  • Psychoeducational evaluation(s)
  • IEP or 504 Plan
  • A physician's medical record

Step 4: Letter of Accommodation

Once accommodations are identified and approved, a Letter of Accommodation (LOA) will be sent to the eligible student and their faculty members via email. This email explains the accommodations the student will need and any other pertinent information the faculty may need to be aware of to ensure the accommodations are met. The student is encouraged to meet with their faculty as soon as possible to discuss their disability-related needs relative to the design, nature, and intended learning objectives of the individual course in which they are enrolled.

Some accommodations, such as the placement of adjustable furniture or arranging Sign Language interpreters, are arranged directly by the DS office.

Instructors are not required to provide accommodations until they receive the letter of accommodation. Accommodations are not retroactive.

You are encouraged to review the DS Student Handbook prior to your appointment.