Registering for Services
In order to process requests in a timely manner and for the Office of Student AccessAbility (OSA) to assist you as you make your transition to our campus, we request that you:
- Step 1
Upon admission to The University of Texas at Dallas, complete and return the Request for Services form*. This form should be completed and returned to the OSA office four to six weeks before class begins. Request forms can be completed electronically, mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to our office.
- Step 2
Submit current disability documentation. Please note that your request cannot be reviewed until documentation is received. All accommodation requests will be evaluated based on your supporting documentation (see Documentation Guidelines). Upon receipt of your documentation, our office will review the materials. In most cases, documentation should be no more than three years old. You will be contacted if additional information is needed to determine eligibility for services.
- Step 3
OSA will contact you to schedule an appointment after all necessary documents are received and reviewed.
- Step 4
Attend an intake appointment with the director to determine appropriate accommodations based on the submitted documentation and a discussion of your needs.
- Step 5
Pick up Accommodation Letter and Provisions for Alternate Testing (PAT) forms to deliver to your professors. The accommodation letter will list your recommended accommodations (not details of your disability).
- Step 6
Schedule a meeting with each of your professors to discuss the recommended accommodations in each class.
- Step 7
Return the PAT forms to OSA and schedule your exams.
*Returning students must fill out the Request For Accommodation Letter and Testing Forms online at the beginning of each semester to receive services.
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