Prospective Students

How to Register with the Office of Disability Services

Step 1: Review Documentation Requirements

Consult ODS’s documentation requirements for the disability or disabilities for which you are seeking academic accommodations.

Step 2: Submit Documentation:

  • E-mail: ods@ua.edu
  • Fax: (205) 348-0804
  • Mail:
    Office of Disability Services
    Box 870185
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0185
  • Personal delivery: 1000 Houser Hall

Step 3: Documentation Review

Documentation will be reviewed by an accommodations specialist. It will be determined if the documentation is sufficient or if more information is needed. If more documentation is required, the accommodations specialist will contact the student.

Step 4: Schedule an Appointment

Once documentation has been reviewed, new ODS students must meet with an accommodations specialist. Students may make this appointment by phone at (205) 348-4285, or in person with reception staff. During this appointment, appropriate academic accommodations will be discussed.

Step 5: Request Accommodation Letters

Following the meeting with an accommodations specialist, students may request accommodation letters. Expect that letters will be available for pick up 2-3 business days following receipt of the requests.

Step 6: Meet with Instructor

Students must present letters to instructors and meet with them to discuss the accommodations in order for accommodations to be applied and be protected by Federal Disability Laws.

 

Temporary Impairments

Students who have temporary impairments, such as a disability acquired through an injury or surgery, can apply for short-term academic accommodations. More information can be found on the Temporary Impairments  page.