Student Disability Services
Application Procedure

  • 1. The student should provide the appropriate documentation of their disability* which should:
  • a. be from the professional who has made the diagnosis (on letterhead, with signature, and license information);
  • b. be recent (preferably no more than three years old, one year for medical or psychiatric disabilities);
  • c. specifically name the diagnosed disability;
  • d. identify diagnostic testing mechanisms, procedures, and results;
  •       NOTE: for recent high school graduates education related documentation usually includes the Psychological Report and the Educational Evaluation including tests, such as, the Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WAIS/WISC) and the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement.;
  • e. contain a narrative linking the testing results to the effect of the disability on learning and functioning in an educational environment;
  • f. and if relevant, identify any recommended academic adjustments (accommodations).
  • * Important Note: .  Please understand that the documents should be officially obtained from the professional who issued and signed the report.  When you receive a report from a professional you should request two signed copies.  The College is required to retain these documents for 5 years from date of graduation or last semester of enrollment in accordance with the State of CT Records Retention Schedule S5.  You are advised to retain a signed copy of the documents for your records.  It is likely that you will need your disability documentation in the future.  After 5 years the College is permitted to shred the documents and dispose of them.  

  • 2. Obtain the forms in steps 3 & 4 from this website or from Student Disability Services located in the UBS Student Success Center, Room E107 on the East Campus.
  • 3. The student should complete the Intake Form.
  • 4 The student should read the Informed Consent Form and sign if they are in agreement.
  • 5. The student should bring all disability diagnostic documentation, the Intake Form and Informed Consent Form in a sealed envelope to the Student Disability Services Coordinator in the UBS Student Success Center, Room E107 on the East Campus and schedule an appointment to meet with the Coordinator (see #6 below)
  • 6. The student should schedule an appointment for a meeting with the Coordinator to determine the services.  The secretary can schedule an appointment when the student brings the documents.  If you need to proceed in a different way you can call the secretary to schedule the appointment at (203) 857-6840.
  • 7. If it is determined that you will need academic adjustments, follow the Academic Adjustment Request Procedure.


Note: The demand for appointments becomes very high as the semester approaches. New students should contact the Disability Services Coordinator at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Continuing students (those who have provided documentation and previously met with the Student Disability Services Coordinator to discuss academic adjustments) should contact the Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.