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Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) is guided by the belief that each individual has strengths, abilities and talents. We believe that students who understand their strengths can use that knowledge to learn, grow and achieve. We recognize that students entering the University from high schools or community colleges have different needs than students who have already been in college, or from those who are entering their senior year and beginning to plan for life after graduation. To learn more, please read about our Journey to Success plan.
DRES department recognizes outstanding students.
- Award ceremony Sunday, April 27, 2014
- Application deadline Friday, February 14, 2014
The Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS)
Launched in Summer of 2012, Students registered with the Disability Resources and Educational Services office have access to the web-based Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS). SAAS is used to request alternative testing and academic accommodations; request support services, and manage the alternative testing process. For more information, please follow the link below.
Scheduling Exams at DRES in the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS).
- Exams - should be scheduled in SAAS five business days prior to the final exam date.
- Final Exams - should be scheduled in SAAS ten business days prior to the final exam date.
- Standardized Exams - after registration and payment with University Testing - must also be scheduled with the DRES office. Contact DRES at (818) 677-2684 to schedule a standardized exam such as the WPE, ELM/EPT, CPT/MPT with disability accommodations. All university deadlines apply to exams scheduled at the DRES office.
Note: In order to schedule staff, assistive technology, alternative media, and testing rooms, exams should be requested in SAAS five business days prior to the exam date.
Final exams should be scheduled in SAAS ten business days prior to the final exam date.
Thriving and Achieving Program (TAP)
- Technology to Enhance Learing
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: DRES Conference Room, BH 110
- WPE Workshop
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: DRES Conference Room, BH 110
Highlights and Accomplishments
California State University, Northridge alumn Eduardo Berdugo, chronicles his journey pre and post college.
Erick Gallegos, recent Cal State Northridge graduate, discusses his hard work and determination.
Recent Cal State Northridge graduate and "Outstanding Graduating Senior", Luda Gogolushko illustrates how her disability has impacted her in New Mobility magazine.
For more information success stories, visit the Highlights and Accomplishments page.
Contact Information and Office Hours
Disability Resources and Educational Services
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Bayramian Hall 110
Northridge, CA 91330-8264
Phone: (818) 677-2684
Fax: (818) 677-4932
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Alternative Testing Services:
Fall/Spring Academic Terms
(During Regular Class Session)
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 pm
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Winter/Summer Academic Terms
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm
DRES Final Exam Schedule
Spring – 2014 DRES Final Dates
Contact Fax (818) 677-6783 email@example.com
CSUN Academic Calendar for Academic Term Dates/Holidays/Final Dates
Alternative Testing E-Mail:
Alternative Testing Fax: (818) 677-6783
Alternative Testing Phone: (818) 677-2684