To receive accommodations and support services, you must be an admitted student or CSUN applicant, and take the following steps.
1. Submit disability documentation
Prior to scheduling an appointment please submit disability documentation. Disability documentation should contain a specific diagnosis indicating whether the disability is temporary or permanent with a concise description of the functional limitations imposed by your disability. All documentation must be legible and provided in English. 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. Students can also use our Disability Documentation Physical Disability Form (.pdf) or Disability Documentation Mental Health Form (.pdf) to register for services. Students without documentation are invited to discuss their specific situation with a DRES counselor.
You may fax documentation to (818) 677-4932 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Career Services, 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Requests for housing accommodations are submitted and managed through Student Housing. In order for accommodation request(s) to be considered
- Contact Student Housing or Matthew Soto, Coordinator for Residential Student Engagement, at 818-677- 6115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.