Request Accommodations

Be advised:

AES cannot guarantee that accommodation requests received after August 3, 2020, will be processed before the first day of class. Please plan accordingly. NOTE: The housing accommodation deadline was June 10.

To begin the request process continuing students or confirmed first year/transfer students will need to:

  1. Schedule an appointment with an AES staff member:
    Meet with Melanie Gangle or Meet with Susan Ayres
    NOTE: For information on how to use Microsoft Teams, please visit our Contact Us page.
  2. Assemble documentation of disability to upload with request. For guidelines, please see Disability Specific Forms and Criteria. 
    NOTE: AES staff are currently working remotely, per University policy.  At this time AES is unable to check the AES fax and USPS mail frequently.  For questions and assistance in submitting documentation, please use email, telephone or a virtual Microsoft Teams appointment to contact AES staff.  We look forward to providing you with information, support and assistance.
  3. Use UP network credentials (network username and password) to log in and complete the online Accommodation Request Form. Form submission will require documentation upload.
  4. Monitor UP email account for communication regarding evaluation, recommendation, and plan.
NOTE: If you have deferred enrollment, you will need to contact AES when you re-enroll in order to initiate an Accommodation Request or activate an existing approved Plan at the time.

Accessible Education Services (AES) is a semi-centralized model. Efforts to accommodate students with disabilities are coordinated through AES, but at the same time, much of the implementation is carried out by the students themselves.  

Prospective or accepted students are welcomed and encouraged to contact the AES Manager with questions about the accommodation request process. Continuing students or confirmed first year/transfer students who wish to exercise their right to accommodations (provisions made to allow equal access to University programs) must formally request accommodations through AES.

Before classes start, set up appointments to meet with your professors, preferably during their office hours. Talk about your AES accommodations and present each professor with an accommodation letter. Then develop a plan for the semester. 

If you've been approved for alternative text accommodations, exam accommodations, or note-takers, you are strongly encouraged to meet with an AES staff member at the beginning of each semester.