Schedule an Initial Appointment.
Schedule an appointment online or if you are unable to schedule online you may call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
During your initial appointment, you and an OSA Staff Member will have an interactive discussion about your own experience of disability, past use of accommodations, adaptive strategies and devices, etc. This meeting may include the review of your documentation.
Submit Your Documentation
Your documentation may be provided before, during, or after your initial appointment. Transfer and incoming students can upload documentation starting mid-June for the upcoming academic year.
If you do not have documentation, we can discuss this further during your initial appointment.
Documentation may include educational or medical records from a qualified licensed professional (i.e. doctor, therapist, psycho-educational testing). Submitted reports and assessments created by health care providers, school psychologists, teachers, or the educational system are all appropriate forms of documentation.
Your documentation may include information from a qualified licensed professional that addresses your 1. current functioning, 2. diagnosis, and 3. recommendations for appropriate accommodations.
We look for recent documentation (dated within the last five years). If you have older, relevant documentation, submit it so we can discuss it with you. We may ask that you obtain updated testing in order to get a clear picture of your current abilities and challenges.
Determining Reasonable Accommodations
When determining reasonable accommodations, we consider a variety of information, including our interview/meeting with you, your documentation, recommendations from other professionals, etc.
Substitution of the World Language requirement as an accommodation is determined by the results of psycho-educational testing. We generally look for at least two areas of weakness that affect foreign language learning, with at least a 15-point discrepancy between cognitive index scores and academic standard scores, or a difference of at least 30 percentile. Come talk to us if you have questions about this.
Accommodations are not active until you complete an Accommodations Agreement with OSA.