To register with Disability Services, students follow the steps outlined below. Students should schedule an Access Meeting and submit documentation as early as possible. Students seeking alternative access to print materials and/or real-time captioning or sign language interpreting should notify Disability Services upon acceptance of admission to CU Boulder. 

For general questions about the registration process, academic support offered, or additional services provided by Disability Services, an Information Session may be scheduled by contacting 303-492-8671 or dsinfo@colorado.edu.

If you have questions regarding Housing and Dining accommodations, please email HousingAccommodations@colorado.edu or call (303) 492-6673.

If you have questions regarding student or graduate assistant employment accommodations, please contact ADA Compliance at adacoordinator@colorado.edu or (303) 492-9725.

Step One: Submit an Application

To register, first complete and submit an Application for Accommodations. Inadequate information, incomplete answers, and/or illegible handwriting may delay the eligibility review process. Please contact Disability Services if you are having any trouble accessing the form.

Download application form

Completed forms may be emailed, faxed, or mailed to:

Disability Services
University of Colorado Boulder
N200 Center for Community
107 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0107

Emaildsinfo@colorado.edu 

Phone: 303-492-8671

Fax: 303-492-5601


 

Step Two: Schedule an Access Meeting

Once the Application for Accomodations has been submitted, the student can schedule an Access Meeting to discuss accommodations, procedures, and services. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting 303-492-8671 or dsinfo@colorado.edu. While documentation is not required to schedule the Access Meeting, we encourage students to submit their documentation as soon as possible.

Please review our Documentation Guidelines for more information. 

The Access Meeting will last about 30-45 minutes and is conducted between the Access Coordinator and the student. Family members may have an opportunity to meet with the student and Access Coordinator for part of the meeting, should this be requested by the student.


 

Step Three: Submit Documentation

Students requesting reasonable accommodations and/or services must submit documentation of a disabling condition to verify eligibility. Students are required to submit documentation regarding the diagnosis/diagnoses that demonstrates a disability covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended (2008).

Please review our Documentation Guidelines for additional information. All documentation is kept confidential.

Additional forms of documentation may include:

  • A letter from a qualified medical professional
  • Psychological evaluation(s)
  • Psychoeducational evaluation(s) with standardized test scores
  • A physician's medical records, etc. 

 

Step Four: Meet with Instructors

After the Access Meeting, students who have been approved for accommodations will be sent a letter, via email, to be given to their instructors each semester. Students must communicate via email or in-person with each instructor to discuss the arrangements for receiving accommodations. Instructors do not have to provide accommodations to students if they have not been informed of the need in a timely manner.