Applying for Services

Steps required to apply for services offered by Student Disability Resources

Students who are seeking services at Penn State must self-disclose the need for academic accommodations, auxiliary aids, and/or services to the Student Disability Resources office at the Penn State campus they are attending.

The student must demonstrate through appropriate documentation that their disorder or impairment meets the definition of a disability under Title II of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2088 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Application steps

Online introduction

Complete a short online introductory questionnaire to provide us with background information on your disability and how you have managed in the past. (Note: If you receive a proxy error or internal server error message when accessing the form, please use a private/incognito web browser to resolve the issue.)

Provide documentation

Consult our documentation guidelines and provide us with any documentation you have about your disability.

Schedule an initial appointment

Call 814-863-1807 Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm to schedule your initial appointment with a disability specialist.

Due to the number of students we serve, please consider scheduling your fall appointment early or during the summer.

Not attending classes at University Park? Consult our campus contacts list.

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