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Disability Services recognizes that individuals with temporarily disabling conditions resulting from injuries, surgery, or short-term medical conditions may need access to services and resources similar to individuals with permanent disabilities. Examples of temporary disabilities may include but are not limited to broken limbs, hand injuries, or short-term impairments following surgery or medical treatments.

Documentation Guidelines

To receive accommodations for a temporary disability, the student will fill out the online New Student Application form and upload medical documentation that addresses the following criteria:

  • Type of disability
  • Severity
  • Functional limitations affecting academic
  • Prognosis
  • Estimated duration of the disabling condition

It is also helpful to know any adverse side effects caused by medication and recommendations for accommodations. The documentation should be recent enough to identify current limitations. Office of Disability Services may request additional documentation to verify the need for continued services after the estimated duration of the condition has expired.


Academic accommodations are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Students with temporary disabilities may want to meet with a Disability Coordinator to discuss:

  • Stingerette Services
  • Potential classroom and testing accommodations
  • Potential housing accommodations
  • Information on accessible routes and elevator access on campus

Disability Services does not provide personal assistance to students with temporary disabilities such as personal care attendants or the transport of books or other personal items.