Disabled Students
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Disabled Students

UC San Diego Extension provides appropriate accommodations and support services to qualified students with disabilities. Academic accommodations will be made so that every student may share and enjoy learning opportunities.

Accommodations and types of support services vary and are specifically designed to meet the disability-related needs of each student based on current, verifiable medical documentation. All assistance and documentation are handled in confidence. Requests for academic accommodation must be received at least 15 business days before your course of study begins.

Accommodations must be pre-approved. Requests for retroactive accommodation will not be accepted.

Academic Support Services

Academic accommodations and support services include, but are not limited to:

  • Note-Takers
  • Taped Texts
  • Taped Lectures
  • Reader Test Accommodation
  • Assistance with Registration

To qualify for academic accommodations and support services you must provide medical documentation that verifies your specific disability. The more detailed the documentation, the better we can recommend and authorize accommodations to meet your needs.

All medical documentation must be current (usually no more than three years old, or 6-12 months old for psychological disabilities), must be completed by a qualified medical professional and must meet specific UC system-wide guidelines for documentation.

Based upon all documentation, a determination will be made as to what, if any, accommodations will be provided.

How to Request Services
  1. Complete the Disability Accommodation Request form
  2. Complete & return the appropriate Verification of Disability form
Verification of Disability Forms

Choose the form that most closely describes your disability.

For accessibility questions, please contact Elizabeth Silva, Student Affairs Manager at (858) 534-5798. Forms can be sent to us via our secure fax line at (858) 534-8527 or mailed to:

Elizabeth Silva
Student Affairs Manager/Disability Coordinator
UC San Diego Extension
9500 Gilman Drive #0176-H
La Jolla, CA 92093-0176

If you would like more information regarding University Policies and Procedures for Students with Disabilities, visit the UC Guidelines Applying to Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability.

Contact Us

For more information regarding disabled student services, please email Elizabeth Silva.

Disabilities Acts

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities. According to these laws, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of a public entity.