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Students with Suspected Disability

Reality of University Life

  • University students face challenges that they have never encountered before.
  • Learning disabilities (LDs), often mitigated by hard work, can go unidentified through high school.
  • LDs can become more apparent and/or problematic with the new challenges of higher education.

If you suspect that an unidentified disability or learning difference could be inhibiting your academic performance:

  • Please visit the DSS office for a discussion regarding your current situation. 
  • Write an autobiography detailing what you're going through, you can follow guidelines found here.
  • Get secondary documentation, such as a letter from a parent detailing observed issues during your upbringing or a report card with teacher notations. 
  • Submit your autobiography with your secondary documentation, and arrange an appointment with DSS. At that time, an assessment will be made to determine whether testing should be initiated.
  • PLEASE NOTE - Testing protocol depends on a student's major.