Accessing Disability Services
Students requesting reasonable accommodations and/or services must submit documentation of a disabling condition to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Disability Services’ own guidelines.
Step 1: Submit Materials
Complete and submit an Application and Request for Accommodations and Services Form (PDF) and your documentation of disability to Disability Services. All documentation is kept confidential. Inadequate information, incomplete answers, and/or illegible handwriting will delay the eligibility review process.
Mail, fax, email, or bring documentation to:
University of Colorado Boulder
N200 Center for Community
Boulder, CO 80309-0107
Phone: 303-492-8671 Fax: 303-492-5601
Note: We encourage you to submit materials as early as possible. Documentation may be submitted prior to admission. However, it is not reviewed until the student contacts Disability Services to request a review after being officially admitted to CU.
Step 2: Schedule an Intake Appointment
Once the documentation and the application form have been submitted, the student must schedule an intake appointment to discuss accommodations, procedures, and services. Disability Services requires five business days to review the file prior to the intake appointment.
Step 3: Meet with Professors
After the intake appointment, students who have been approved for accommodations will be sent a letter, via email, to be given to their professors each semester. Students must print these letters and meet with each professor to discuss the arrangements for receiving accommodations. Instructors do not have to provide accommodations to students if they have not been informed of the need in a timely manner.
Completing Intakes during the Summer
It is strongly recommended that students complete their intake appointments during the summer, prior to their first semester. Students should submit their documentation to Disability Services and schedule an intake appointment as early as possible. This appointment can be scheduled during your orientation, but may not conflict with other required orientation activities.
Students Seeking Materials in Alternate Format and Students Requesting Real-time Captioning or Sign Language Interpreting
Students seeking alternative access to print materials and students requesting real-time captioning or sign language interpreting must notify Disability Services upon acceptance of admission to the university.