GW is committed to providing equal access for all students. That access is often facilitated through the implementation of formal disability accommodations. Students who seek academic accommodations and auxiliary aids in undergraduate and graduate courses ( online or in-person) must register with the Office of Disability Support Services( DSS).
Registration is a voluntary, confidential process and may occur at any time during the student's course of study. Registering with DSS can help ensure that your accommodations are appropriately and efficiently communicated to university faculty and other necessary parties, including GW Housing, Student Health, or other relevant parts of university operations.
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 each individual's unique experience. The university has no legal obligation to provide any accommodations until you have established your eligibility with DSS. We recommend completing the eligibility process early in your academic career to avoid delays in accessing services. If you have questions, you can contact DSS for guidance.
Note: It takes at minimum 1-2 weeks to process registration requests. Incomplete documentation or failure to schedule a registration meeting with a DSS staff member can delay the registration process. Documentation will be reviewed in the order that it was received. During high volume times, reviews may take longer.