The Catholic University of America

Accommodation Requests

Office of the Registrar


Students with disabilities are required to meet the same academic standards as other students at the university. It is only through a student's voluntary disclosure of disability and request for accommodation that CUA can support disability needs.

Students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations or services must officially register with DSS. To register, the student meets with a DSS adviser, submits the required disability documentation and formally requests services, including accommodations. A disclosure of disability or request for an accommodation made to a faculty or staff member, other than the staff of DSS, will not be treated as a request for an accommodation.

Requests for services or accommodation should be made as early as possible to allow time to review requests and documentation and make proper arrangements. Newly accepted students with needs for disability services should report information regarding that need directly to DSS. Students are encouraged to begin the registration process for services prior to enrollment in classes to assure optimal time to provide for appropriate services. Accommodation arrangements may be compromised or denied if a request is not made in a timely manner. Requests for accommodation must be renewed each semester.

For additional information or questions regarding policies, procedures and services for students with disabilities, contact DSS at 202-319-5211, TTY 202-299-2899, disabilityservices@cua.edu or http://disabilitysupport.cua.edu.