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Register for Services

At, DRES, our goal is to support the college student with a disability to participate fully in campus life, its programs and activities.
To get a jump-start on academic success, review the information below to learn more about the procedures for requesting accommodations (i.e. academic, housing, etc.):

 

Academic Accommodations

To receive accommodations and support services, you must be an admitted student or CSUN applicant, and take the following steps.

1. Submit disability documentation

Turn in your physical disability documentation or mental health disability documentation prior to scheduling an appointment.  Students without documentation are invited to discuss their specific situation with a DRES counselor. Disability documentation should contain a specific diagnosis indicating whether the disability is temporary or permanent and concise description of the functional limitations imposed by your disability. All documentation should be provided in English and be legible. If the original documentation is in another language, the student will need to provide a translated copy. Students with a learning disability may submit a High School IEP, Section 504 Plan, or Psycho-Educational Report.

You may fax documentation to (818) 677-4932 or email it to dres@csun.edu. Include your CSUN student ID number and current telephone number in the email or fax cover sheet. Documentation may also be submitted in person to Bayramian Hall 110 or mailed to: 

Disability Resources and Educational Services
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. 
Bayramian Hall 110 
Northridge, CA, 91330-8264

2. Schedule an intake appointment

Once your documentation has been screened, a DRES staff member will contact you to schedule a one hour intake appointment with a DRES counselor to determine approved accommodations.

3. Meet with an intake counselor

Your intake counselor will help determine which accommodations you are eligible to receive based on your disability-related functional limitations.

If you disagree with the approved accommodations, you may request reconsideration through the accommodation appeals process.

4. Request your accommodations and services

Log in to the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS) each semester. If you wish to use approved accommodations, you must request academic or alternative testing accommodations for each individual course. You will also need to request approved support services through SAAS every semester. To learn more about SAAS, visit the SAAS information page.

Alternative testing accommodations will generally be used when testing in the classroom or DRES office. Academic accommodations are generally used in the classroom or to access course materials. Support services are provided by DRES and include the Workability IV program, Technology Consultation and the Thriving and Achieving Program (TAP). Support services are generally provided as academic enhancements.

5. Develop a success plan

Ultimate success for your academic and personal development at CSUN begins with a plan. Check out the Student Services page for more information on creating a success plan.

NCOD: Deaf or Hard of Hearing Services

 If you are deaf or hard of hearing and need communication access accommodations, please contact the NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. You may contact NCOD by phone at (818) 677-2054, videophone (818) 671-4443, and via email ncod@csun.edu NCOD is located in Jeanne Chisholm Hall.

For more information, regarding support services from the NCOD, please visit their website at http://www.csun.edu/ncod

 

Housing Accommodations

Requests for housing accommodations are submitted and managed through Student Housing. In order for accommodation request(s) to be considered

  • Contact Student Housing or John Rodriguez, Coordinator for Residential Student Success, at 818-677- 6113 or email john.rodriguez@csun.edu.
  • Submit disability documentation
  • Arrange a meeting to discuss your accommodation request(s). 

For more information regarding Student Housing, please visit their website at http://www.csun.edu/housing/living-housing or http://www.csun.edu/housing/access-interpreter-services.

Placement Exam Accommodations Only (for students not planning on attending CSUN)

If you did not apply to CSUN and are only seeking accommodations for the Entry Level Math (ELM) and/or the English Placement Test (EPT) standardized placement exams, please register with DRES as soon as possible.

Note: If you need to have Braille, large-print, or audio edition accommodations, DRES needs at least 14 days prior to the requested exam date to ensure all accommodations are in place for your exams. For more information regarding the ELM/EPT placement exams, please visit the University Testing and Educational Testing Service (ETS) websites.

To register with DRES, please take the following steps.

1. Submit disability documentation

Turn in your physical disability documentation or mental health disability documentation prior to scheduling an appointment.  Students without documentation are invited to discuss their specific situation with a DRES counselor. Disability documentation should contain a specific diagnosis indicating whether the disability is temporary or permanent and concise description of the functional limitations imposed by your disability. All documentation should be provided in English and be legible. If the original documentation is in another language, the student will need to provide a translated copy. Students with a learning disability may submit a High School IEP, Section 504 Plan, or Psycho-Educational Report.

You may fax documentation to (818) 677-4932 or email it to dres@csun.edu. Include your CSUN student ID number and current telephone number in the email or fax cover sheet. Documentation may also be submitted in person to Bayramian Hall 110 or mailed to: 

Disability Resources and Educational Services
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St. 
Bayramian Hall 110 
Northridge, CA, 91330-8264

2. Schedule an intake appointment

Once your documentation has been screened, a DRES staff member will contact you to schedule a one hour intake appointment with a DRES counselor to determine approved accommodations.

3. Meet with an intake counselor

Your intake counselor will help determine which accommodations you are eligible to receive based on your disability-related functional limitations and make arrangements for your placement exam(s).

If you disagree with the approved accommodations, you may request reconsideration through the accommodation appeals process.