Apply for Services

How to Apply for Student AccessAbility Services

Step 1: Gather Official Documentation

The student should gather the appropriate documentation of their disability*, which should:

  • Be from the professional who made the diagnosis (on letterhead, with signature, and license information);
  • Be recent (preferably no more than three years old, one year for medical or psychiatric disabilities);
  • Specifically name the diagnosed disability;
  • Identify diagnostic testing mechanisms, procedures, and results;
  • For recent high school graduates, education related documentation usually includes the Psychological Report and the Educational Evaluation including tests, such as, the Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WAIS/WISC) and the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement
  • Contain a narrative linking the testing results to the effect of the disability on learning and functioning in an educational environment;
  • If relevant, identify any recommended academic adjustments (accommodations).

* Important Note: Please understand that the documents should be officially obtained from the professional who issued and signed the report.  When you receive a report from a professional you should request two signed copies.  The College is required to retain these documents for 5 years from date of graduation or last semester of enrollment in accordance with the State of CT Records Retention Schedule S5.  You are advised to retain a signed copy of the documents for your records.  It is likely that you will need your disability documentation in the future.  After 5 years the College is permitted to shred the documents and dispose of them.

Step 2: Fill out and Submit SAS Intake Form

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In order to begin the process with Student AccessAbility Services, you need to have received a letter of acceptance from the college with a student I.D. number.   Submit an Accessibility Intake Form. You will need to enter your student I.D. number. Then you can complete the Intake form, read the Informed Consent and attach your disability documentation.

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment

After we have received your completed intake form we will contact you for an appointment.  If you need further assistance with this process, come to the Student AccessAbility Services located in the UBS Student Success Center (Room E-107).  Students who have questions related to the Americans with Disabilities Act are advised to contact Dr. F. Apfel, Student AccessAbility Services Coordinator as well.  For an appointment students may call (203) 857-6840, email, or come to Student AccessAbility Services located in the UBS Student Success Center, Room E107 on the East Campus.

Note: The demand for appointments becomes very high as the semester approaches. New students should contact the Student AccessAbility Services Coordinator at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Continuing students (those who have provided documentation and previously met with the Student AccessAbility Services Coordinator to discuss accommodations) should contact the Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.