Students with disabilities who are interested in
receiving services while at USF should contact SDS as soon as possible upon
admission to the University, or upon onset of disability, to initiate the
intake and eligibility process.
All contact with SDS is confidential and
disability-related information is not released except on a need to know basis.
This process for receiving services is accomplished in three easy steps:
Step 1: Contact SDS
Contact us for our registration materials, and provide documentation of disability directly to SDS (not to your faculty member, Office of
Step 2: Intake/Eligibility Appointment
Set up an intake appointment with a disability specialist
to collaboratively review your documentation and your accommodation requests.
In some cases, additional collaboration with your faculty member(s) may also be
Step 3: Accommodations
After eligibility for services is determined, students
receive an accommodation letter from SDS. Most reasonable accommodations may be
arranged within ten business days. Students receiving reasonable accommodations
have a responsibility to notify the appropriate University personnel of their
recommended accommodations in a timely manner.