Register with Disability Support Services

You may register with DSS at any point during your time at GW.  However, if you register after the current semester's registration deadline, the implementation of your accommodations will customarily be deferred until the following semester.

All Incoming or Currently Enrolled GW Students

  1. Submit a DSS Registration Form, which includes your supporting disability documentation
  2. You will be notified of your eligibility status and will receive a plan of approved accommodations by mail (at your home address) and email (at your GW email address).
  3. Once your registration is established, we encourage you to call our office at 202-994-8250 to schedule a meeting to review DSS policies and procedures and to discuss the specifics of your accommodations plan.
  4. Once you are registered with DSS, you are required to activate your registration at the start of each semester of your degree program by requesting a letter to professors packet.  Your professors are not obligated to meet your request for accommodations without receiving formal letters from DSS.

Students Enrolled in Online Courses

  1. Submit a DSS Registration Form, which includes your supporting disability documentation.
  2. You will be notified of your eligibility status and will receive a plan of approved accommodations by mail (at your home address) and email (at your GW email address).
  3. Arrange a phone meeting with Susan McMenamin to review DSS policies and procedures and to discuss the specifics of your accommodations plan.
  4. Consult our Letters to Professors overview for instructions about disability disclosure in your online classes.

GW Law Students 

Once your registration is approved, your accommodations will be implemented directly through your respective schools, via the appropriate liaison in Student Affairs.

Prospective Students

If you are inquiring about disability support available at GW, please contact Susan McMenamin, Director, or arrange to meet with us when visiting campus.

As advised by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the determination of reasonable and appropriate accommodations is a deliberative and collaborative process that is responsive to the unique experience of each individual.

The university has no legal obligation to provide any accommodations until you have established your eligibility with DSS. 

Upcoming Registration Deadlines

Past Registration Deadlines