Students seeking accommodations and/or services are encouraged to contact DSS prior to or upon admission; there is no automatic referral from Admissions or other UCA offices. Furthermore, the University has no legal obligation to recognize any student as having a disability until that student has established eligibility with this office.To ensure the provision of reasonable and appropriate services, students must first submit completed registration forms along with documentation. Generally, documentation must be no more than three years old. The records kept in our office are strictly confidential and are not part of a student's academic record. Eligibility criteria include:
Verification of diagnosis and severity of disabling condition prepared by a qualified professional.
Detailed description of how this impairment significantly limits a major life activity in an educational setting.