Yes, accommodations and services are provided for students with documented disabilities to provide equal access to educational programs and services in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990 as amended in 2008).
No, the admission process and criteria are the same for all students applying to Ursinus. Disability status will not be a consideration in admission decisions.
Yes, depending on availability, you may set up a time to meet with Disability and Access. Arrangements can be through the Admissions office. However, please note, Disability and Access cannot make any determination of accommodations or review of documentation during campus visits. Documentation is reviewed only after students are accepted and deposited.
No, any disability related documentation should be submitted directly to Disability and Access only after you have been accepted, chosen to attend Ursinus, and made your deposit.
Accommodation requests for incoming students should be submitted directly to Disability and Access once you have deposited. Although the accommodation process is rolling and there is no deadline, accommodation requests along with disability documentation should be submitted by July 1 to ensure that accommodations can be approved and implemented in a timely manner. Review of accommodation requests and documentation for incoming students will not begin until after the end of the spring Semester.
No, Ursinus College does not charge a fee for disability services. Students are responsible for aids or assistance of a personal nature such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, computers to be used at home or attendants for services of a personal nature including assistance with bathing, dressing or life coaching.
Students who are interested in seeking out accommodations must complete the Accommodation Request form and submit the completed form along with supporting documentation directly to Disability and Access. Once this is submitted, the student should contact Disability and Access to set up a meeting. It is up to the student to initiate the accommodation process and contact Disability and Access. The Accommodation Request form and the Documentation Guidelines are available on the Disability and Access web page.
Documentation must be relevant, comprehensive, and provide a connection to the accommodations being requested. For more information, see our Documentation Guidelines available on our Disability and Access web page for more details.
Ursinus College provides a variety of options for students with dietary restrictions including gluten free and allergy-free dining stations. Disability and Access also works closely with Dining Services to address any student concerns. More information on accommodations for dietary restrictions can be found on the Dining Services Web page.
Disability and Access does have a limited amount of Assistive Technology, (such as smart pens) available for students with disabilities to borrow. Students who are interested in the availability of Assistive Technology should contact Disability and Access. The team will work collaboratively with students who have reasonable accommodations related to assistive technology use.