Eligibility for Services

Eligibility for services is determined in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2009, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the respective implementing regulations. At the University of Miami, eligibility determinations are made by the Office of Disability Services for all undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, and summer scholars students. A student who has received services or accommodations from another institution or agency may not always be eligible for the same services or accommodations at the University of Miami. Submission of documentation does not guarantee accommodations.

A student who is admitted to the University may be eligible for services provided that:

  • The student requests services and/or accommodations from the Office of Disability Services.
  • If requested to do so by the Office of Disability Services, the student provides current, complete, and appropriate documentation.
  • The student needs to participate in a collaborative and interactive process with ODS staff.
  • The student registers with the Office of Disability Services by completing registration forms and all other required forms.
Accommodation Request Form

All requests must be submitted by the student and clearly identify the accommodations being requested. Incomplete documentation will not be reviewed. You may use our Accommodation Request Form or provide the information below as part of your own cover sheet.

Accommodation Request Form

All documentation must include the following information:

  • A student cane-identification number (C#)
  • Current address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Specific accommodations being requested

If someone other than the student is submitting documentation, the release section of the accommodations request form must be completed and signed by the student before any information will be discussed with a parent or medical professional.