How to Register

Students seeking accommodations or disability support services at UCSF are required to register with Student Disability Services (SDS). The general registration process is as follows:

  1. Contact SDS
    Current and prospective students should call 415-476-6595 or email SDS to schedule an intake appointment. Appointments can take place via phone, Skype or in person.
     
  2. Provide documentation of your disability
    You are encouraged to send your disability documentation to SDS in advance of your intake appointment---please contact our office if you have questions about what is acceptable. Guidance can also be provided regarding the extent and type of documentation needed during your intake appointment.

    **Students who do not have documentation of their condition, and/or who believe they have an undiagnosed condition, should contact SDS to discuss their circumstances further.

    SDS has developed documentation guidelines to assist students with various disabilities and conditions with requesting the necessary documentation from their treatment providers.
     
  3. Make a formal request for accommodations
    Complete the application for accommodation(s) via our website module. We will ask you to provide information about your disability, history of accommodations, and make requests for specific accommodations. You are encouraged to complete the module in advance of your intake appointment.
     
  4. Determination of eligibility and accommodations
    SDS takes into consideration the information provided during the intake meeting, your disability documentation, and the requirements of your academic and clinical program to determine your eligibility for services and, if appropriate, recommend specific accommodations. This is an interactive process in which you are encouraged to be an active participant.

A detailed description of the process for housing accommodations can be found on the UCSF Housing website.