Office of Student Life

Disability Services

Registration Process

Below is our three-step process for registering with Disability Services.

NOTE: Students who have readily observable disabilities (e.g. wheelchair user, white cane user, temporary injury) do not need to submit documentation. Instead, we ask that you contact the office at 614-292-3307, or stop by the office during walk-in hours, to schedule a Welcome Meeting.

1. Submit documentation of a disability to our office.

You can submit documentation via fax (614-292-4190), email (slds@osu.edu), or in-person delivery. Once received, the documentation is then reviewed by an Access Specialist. 

2. If approved, you will receive an email to your OSU inbox instructing you to schedule a Welcome Meeting with your assigned Access Specialist.

If not approved, the email will provide instructions for how to provide sufficient documentation. Typically, these emails are sent within three business days of documentation receipt.

3. Schedule and attend your Welcome Meeting.

During the Welcome Meeting, you and the Access Specialist will discuss the documentation you submitted, barriers you experience in your academics, accommodations that would work best for you, and how to set up those accommodations. You are not considered fully registered with the office until after you've completed your Welcome Meeting.

If you would like to discuss the registration process, please contact an Access Specialist with your questions and concerns. See our Contact Us page for our office contact information.

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