Getting Started

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create a campus environment that is usable, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive of all members of the Georgia Tech community. ODS views disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and our campus community. ODS staff works with admitted Georgia Tech students to ensure equal access to the Institute’s academic programs and services.

Please know it could take 1-5 weeks to get started with ODS. This timeline is based on a number of potential factors, including but not limited to: the nature of the accommodation or auxiliary aid, the submission of appropriate supporting documentation, and the availability of intake appointments during peak semester times.

  • Newly admitted students are advised to start this process once they have confirmed admission to the Institute.
  • Georgia Tech students already enrolled should engage with ODS as soon as possible once they have identified a barrier or need.

Accommodations are not applied retroactively. Therefore, it is imperative you plan ahead to allow for the necessary time to complete the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Complete the Online New Student Accommodations Request. This application is for a new student to indicate their disability or disabilities, and how their disability impacts them as a student. New students will also upload their supporting documentation to this application.

Georgia Tech has specific documentation guidelines set by the University System of Georgia. Please review these documentation guidelines to avoid delays in processing accommodations requests.

Step 2: Schedule an Intake Meeting. Once the New Student Accommodations Request has been completed, an email will be sent confirming the receipt of the Accommodations Request. This email will include a link to schedule an appointment online through ODS’ online Accommodate system.

Step 3: Prepare for your Intake Meeting.