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Request to Accommodations Timeline
How to Request Disability Services for Students
A Timeline from Request to Accommodations
1.) You may request services from Disability Services for Students (DSS) as soon as you are admitted to the University of New Hampshire or, if you are already enrolled in classes, as soon as you are diagnosed with a disability. While we recommend starting this process before the beginning of the semester, you may request assistance at any time of the year.
Please Note: (a) If you are submitting a request for services and documentation of disability less than two weeks before final exams, your materials will not be reviewed until the following semester; (b) DSS begins to review incoming freshman documentation on June 1st.
2.) To request disability support services you will need to do the following:
- Complete an Accommodation& Services Request Form
- Provide comprehensive information from a licensed professional in the field who can document your disability; click here to view Documentation Guidelines.
- Mail, fax, or hand-deliver these items to our office.
Please Note: The student's request is not considered complete and this will not go into the queue to be reviewed unless DSS has both the Accommodation& Services Request Form and documentation specific to their disability.
When the review process is complete, you will receive an e-mail to your UNH account from the DSS office stating the outcome of the review.
If you are determined to be an eligible student with a disability, you will receive information specifying the how to create an Intake Appointment to become registered with the office, learn of the accommodations you are eligible for and to learn about office policy and procedure specific to those accommodations.
If your materials lack sufficient information to provide determination of disability status, you will be told what additional information is needed and advised how best to proceed.
If you are determined to be ineligible as a student with a disability at that time, you will receive information detailing specifically why this determination was made. In addition, you may be referred to academic supports and resources available to all students at UNH.
- Eligibility & UNH Documentation Guidelines
- Accommodations & Services
- Prospective Students
- Timeline for Accommodations
- Temporary Medical Conditions
- Alternative Testing Accommodations
- Wildcat Access van
- Accessible Buildings on Campus
- Campus Accessibilty Map
- Foreign Language Policy and Petition
- Housing Request
- Priority Registration
- Reduced Course Load
- Snow and Ice Removal
- Rights, Rules & Responsibilities
- Assessment/Diagnostician Referral Listing
- Alternative Text
- Assistive Technology
- Braille Note Taker
- Dragon Naturally Speaking
- Read & Write Gold
- Zoom Text
- Zoom Twix
- LiveScribe SmartPen
- Math Type
- iPod, iPad, and Android Apps for College Students
- Free Educational Downloads and Resources
- GetATStuff- Buy, Sell, Donate, Acquire, Exchange Assistive Technology in New England!
- Study Guides and Strategies for Learning
- Lecture Capture
- Free Captioning Resources
- TimeCat- schedule appointments
- College Students with Asperger's/High-Functioning Autism Meeting Group
- Career Resources
- Scholarships for students with Disabilities
- Study Abroad
- Service Animals
- NH Vocational Rehabilitation
- President's Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities
- ADA Compliance at UNH; Affirmative Action and Equity office
- AAPD- American Association of People with Disabilities
- Campus Accessibility Map
- Student FAQ's
- DSS Classifieds
- Veteran Support
- Procedures/Best Practices
- Notetaker Announcement Form
- Videos and Interactive distance learning options for learning about accommodating students with disabilities in college
- Online Orientation to Serving College Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing-Online info&Training(IE browser needed)
- Universal Design Principles
- What Works in Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Postsecondary Education - Virtual Conference
- Examples of Universal Design in Post Secondary Education
- Planning for Instruction
- Delivering Instruction
- Evaluating Students
- Universal Design:Rubric for Evaluating Your Course Syllabus
- Assistive Technology
- Lecture Capture/ Audio and video at UNH
- Advising Students with Disabilities
- Getting Help: Consultation/Intervention Decision Tree
- Faculty FAQs