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:

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.