Admitted and currently enrolled UNC Charlotte students who wish to receive accommodations for a disability should submit documentation from their health care provider using the Office of Disability Services Documentation Form.
Completed documentation should include the student's UNC Charlotte student ID number on the documentation form or at the top of your psycho-educational evaluation. Not including your UNC Charlotte student ID number on your documentation can delay the review process.
Once the information is received in the Office of Disability Services, a DS counselor reviews the documentation and determines eligibility. A determination letter is sent to the student via his or her UNC Charlotte email, which outlines the student's eligibility status and the next steps in the process.
If eligible for accommodations, the student can schedule a registration appointment with a DS counselor. During the registration appointment, the DS counselor addresses the functional impact of their disability, the student’s rights and responsibilities, and the University grievance process. The student and DS counselor identify reasonable and appropriate accommodations to mediate the impact of the disability, and this remains a collaborative process throughout the student's time at UNC Charlotte. For more information about accommodations, visit the Accommodations page.
In the event that a student’s documentation does not meet the guidelines for documenting a disability, the determination letter will detail this decision.
Students are often surprised to learn the difference in the level of student responsibility between high school and college. These Helpful Hints can keep you on track:
Check-In Appointments: You must schedule a Check-In appointment each semester in order to continue receiving accommodations. We recommend you check-in as soon as you register for the next semester of classes.
Accommodation Letters: Meet with your professors at the beginning of the semester to provide them with your accommodation letters. Discuss any specialized needs for their particular classes.
Testing Forms (if applicable): To schedule testing in the DS test center, have your professor complete the Test Administration form. Students are responsible for returning this form to DS and notifying the office of any changes to test dates.
Concerns or Changes: If your needs change or you have concerns related to your accommodations, notify your DS counselor as soon as possible. If the situation is complex, schedule an "Advisement" appointment to get further assistance.
Campus Resources: Remember to utilize other campus supports! A list of campus resources is included in the Student Handbook that was emailed to you after your Registration appointment.