Applying for Accommodations

The UWSP Disability Resource Center (DRC), in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its Amendments, and UW System Policy on Individuals with Disabilities, coordinates accommodations to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in or benefit from UWSP and its programs, services and activities in the most integrated setting.

To qualify for academic accommodations, a student must provide documentation of their disability and engage in an interactive process with DRC staff to identify and establish reasonable accommodations.

3 Steps to Apply for Accommodations

Note: The following steps do not necessarily need to be completed in order. Students wanting to meet to discuss potential accommodations can schedule a consult at any time.

For students entering UWSP in the fall, please initiate the application process over the summer. It can take time (sometimes a few weeks) to qualify students for accommodations and get things in place. Even if you are unsure about using accommodations, we urge you to apply and get qualified so that you can use accommodations quickly should you need them.

DRC staff are available throughout the summer and break periods.

UWSP at Marshfield or UWSP at Wausau Students: Although the DRC is physically located on the Stevens Point campus, DRC staff work closely with branch faculty and staff to implement accommodations. Please follow the below steps to qualify for accommodations and contact us if you have questions.

1. Establish a DRC Connect Account

2. Submit Documentation

  • Upload or send in appropriate disability-related documentation to verify eligibility:
    • include a diagnosis
    • address functional limitation and/or note the major life activities impacted by the impairment
    • support the need for accommodations
  • Please review the Submitting Documentation page

3. Participate in a New Client Intake Meeting

The intake meeting is a conversation about your request and documentation, accommodation history, and the impact of your condition(s). We also explain processes for implementing your accommodations in your courses. Intake meetings are generally 30 minutes in duration. Please call our office (715-346-3365) during business hours to request a meeting, or you may schedule a meeting via Navigate.

  • UWSP at Marshfield or UWSP at Wausau Students: DRC staff in Stevens Point will make arrangements to discuss your request in person or via Zoom meeting.