You can request resources from the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) as soon as you are admitted to Drew University or if you are already enrolled in classes, as soon as you are diagnosed with a disability. While we recommend starting this process before the beginning of the semester, you may request assistance at any time during the year. Please note, however, that accommodations are effective beginning on the date the professor is notified via the accommodation letter; accommodations are not retroactive.
Academic accommodations are designed to provide equal access to course content while maintaining the academic standards that are required in all classes. Appropriate accommodations will be based upon your disability and individual need. The University may deny an accommodation if determined to be unreasonable, or if the modification fundamentally alters an academic program.
Step 1: Complete a self-identification form
Prospective students interested in learning about resources are welcome to contact OAR to ask questions or set-up a phone meeting to discuss their needs.
Step 2: Submit documentation
Provide comprehensive information from a licensed professional who can document your disability. You can upload this information directly to your self-identification form, which is preferred. Alternatively, you can send these items by email or mail. Please refer to the Documentation Guidelines page on our website for documentation guidelines specific to your disability.
Once the self-identification form and documentation have been submitted the Director will begin the review process. The review process can take time, however, the OAR Director works to register all students as quickly as possible. When the review process is complete, you will receive an email from the Director requesting you to schedule an intake appointment.
Step 3: Meet with the Director for an intake appointment
The purpose of the intake is to learn first-hand, from the student, what functional limitations students are experiencing and what accommodations they will need. This interactive process allows both the student and Director to work together to determine the most appropriate accommodations for that student. Please be advised that in order to complete the registration process and receive accommodations, you must meet with the Director for an intake appointment.