Policy Overview for Students

  • In order to receive disability services the student must have a documented disability as defined by state and federal regulations. The student provides professional documentation, which meets the criteria, set forth in Requirements for Documentation of Disabilities.  
  • Decisions regarding academic adjustments and auxiliary aids will be made on a case-by-case basis, considering the particular needs of the student, the demands of the situation and the essential nature of the activity or program.
  • Academic Adjustments/auxiliary aids cannot be approved that require a change in the essential requirements and/or nature of the course, curriculum, or activity involved or that create an undue financial or administrative burden.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be provided without cost to the student.
  • Students who are not able to travel independently to and from classes and campus buildings after orientation to the campus facilities must provide their own aide. (Please note that the university does not provide personal attendant care of any kind.)
  • Students will be informed about and have an opportunity to discuss any changes made by Disabilities Services regarding their individual services. Students have the right to appeal all decisions. Appeal procedures are explained in Seattle University’s Section 504/ADA Policy and Appeal Procedure.
  • Disability-related records will be kept in a lockable cabinet that is accessed only by the Disabilities Services staff. All disabilities-related information is protected by confidentiality regulations. See the Confidentiality of Disability Related Records statement.
  • Disabilities Services staff will send notification of the student’s disability status to the designated administrator of the student’s school or college. The administrator will keep this information in a separate location, not adding it to the student’s official file. The designated administrator will release the information on a need to know basis only.  

For additional information on policy, see Procedures for the Implementation of Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.

Regular Office Hours: 
Mon-Thurs 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Front Desk: (206) 296-5740
Testing: (206) 398-4378
Exams may be emailed to

Upcoming Reminders & Deadlines

Use the links below to submit your academic adjustment and electronic textbook request forms. Request forms must be submitted each quarter you wish to use your personalized accommodations plan.

Adjustments Request Form

Electronic Textbook Request