NOTE: Please allow DSS to respond to all voicemail left on (202) 994-8250 in queue. If you do not receive a response within 24-48 hours, you may send us a follow up email to [email protected] regarding your inquiry. We thank you for your understanding and support. - DSS Team

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Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) at GW recognizes disability in the context of diversity. We work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence, while also promoting disability culture and GW’s broader diversity and inclusion initiatives. 



Dear Returning Students,

We understand that Fall 2020 is going to look different as we adjust to living with a Pandemic. Due to COVID-19, we are here to support you and understand that Online Learning is not everyone's first choice, but it is something we must embrace during these times. Should you find yourself needing additional support or access to online classes - ONLY - due to a health condition, please register with DSS on our online registration page. If you are already registered with DSS, please submit an additional accommodation request.

Hello First Year and Transfer Students,

The ALEKS Math & Chemistry online placement exam is now available until August 18th. See the frequently asked questions guide regarding ALEKS for responses to general inquiries.

The standard time for the ALEKS assessment is 90 minutes; a traditional accommodation for extra time is time and a half or an additional 45 minutes to the ALEKS standard time. However, for all students taking ALEKS, 150 minutes has been allocated (more than time and a half). Also, note that students will have four opportunities to complete the exam to their satisfaction. The additional time is not for mitigating technological glitches as additional attempts are allocated to minimize said issues. Please prepare your device and testing environment to maximize your time spent on completing the assessment. Again, feel encouraged to explore the Frequently Asked Questions attached to this email.






Meet the DSS Team

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Request Digital DSS Letter to Professors


Request Test Proctoring Services


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Request Interpreting or Captioning Services