How to Request Accommodations

Students seeking accommodations or other disability resources at UCSF are required to complete the steps outlined below through Student Disability Services (SDS). While students are welcome to contact SDS directly at any time to discuss or ask questions, the typical process is as follows:

***Fellows, Post-Docs, Residents, or Faculty-affiliated, please contact Human Resources, Disability Management Services:

  1. Application
    Please complete the online program application. Students will need to provide information about their disability, history of accommodations, and make requests for specific accommodations. Information provided is privately held within the Student Disability Services (SDS) office, and only accessible by SDS personel. Once the application is submitted, an SDS specialist will follow up to set up an initial appointment.
  2. Documentation
    Students who do not have documentation, and/or who believe they have an undiagnosed condition, should still contact SDS right away 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. Students or their provider can send disability documentation to SDS in advance of the intake appointment, documentation can be uploaded here: STUDENT PORTAL or email to [email protected]. Please review these documentation guidelines and contact our office if there are further questions.
  3. Determination of eligibility and accommodations
    SDS takes into consideration the information provided during the initial meeting conversation, disability documentation, and the requirements of the academic and clinical program to determine eligibility for services and accommodations. This is an interactive process in which it is essential that the student be an active participant.

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