Prospective Students

Are you thinking about joining the Ursinus College community and are interested in finding out more about Disability and Access before you make your final decision?

We understand that the quality of disability services helps to inform your decision about the college you will choose to attend. Please use this page as a resource to answer any questions you may have about the accommodation process and other information related to services for students with disabilities.

What does Ursinus College offer to students with disabilities?

The Ursinus programs that exist for all students are made accessible to students with documented disabilities.  We strive the incorporate universal design principles across services and programs at Ursinus College.

Peer Mentoring Program for Students with Disabilities:

Beginning in the Fall of 2020, students will have the opportunity to request a peer mentor to provide support in adjusting to college life, academically and socially.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is a program where students can have the opportunity to engage with a peer mentor or staff in structured meetings throughout the semester to learn strategies to enhance executive functioning skills such as time management and organization, study skills, test-taking skills, and strategies for communicating with professors.  Academic Coaching sessions are individualized to meet student needs and so can also focus on test anxiety, social skills, and overall adjusting to the college environment.

Need more information before making your decision to become a Bear?

  • Option 1:  Complete the Prospective Student Accommodation Request form and book an appointment to meet with a member of the Disability and Access team (click on the “prospective student” meeting option). 
  • Option 2: Email with your questions, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
  • Option 3: Chat with one of our current students! Click here to connect with a Student Advocate in our office.

Deposited and Committed to the Den?

Yes! We can’t wait to have you on campus with us. All incoming students should expect to receive information about the accommodations process in mid-May before their Fall entry. The accommodation request form for current students (that means you!) can be completed any time, but intakes for incoming students should be scheduled for late May to end of June. Intakes for incoming students scheduled prior to that time will be rescheduled.