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Obtaining Disability Resources

To obtain accommodations and support services, you must verify that you have a disability and state its effect as it applies to university level study. Students are required to submit current and comprehensive documentation to Classroom Services. All documentation must be from a qualified professional, and must meet the eligibility criteria determined by the university. Eligibility for disability-related services is determined in collaboration with the Executive Office at the university.

All accommodations are intended to create equal access; please note that academic standards will not be compromised for any student at the Academy of Art University.

You are required to submit current and comprehensive documentation to the office of Classroom Services.  Please note that all documentation must be from a qualified medical, health, learning disability, or psychological professional, and must meet the Eligibility Criteria determined by the University. 

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Review the Eligibility Criteria Document for your disability and share the information with your physician or diagnosing professional. Please contact Classroom Services Office to obtain a copy of our criteria.
  • Make sure that you communicate your anticipated needs to your diagnosing professional.  The documentation you acquire from this professional should outline recommendations for specific services in a University setting, as well as any academic limitations resulting from your disability or disabilities.  Use the Eligibility Criteria document to determine these needs.
  • Classroom Services will review your documentation as soon as it is received, and will contact you within ten business days.  Additional documentation may be required.
  • After your documentation is complete, you must make an appointment with Classroom Services to receive your Accommodation Letter and to activate disability-related services.  These services must be reactivated every semester.

There are also a number of services available to students whether or not they have a disability, such as:

  • Access to the Writing Lab twice a week to meet individually with a teacher for written projects.          
  • Access to individual Academic Coaching for help with time management, organization, goal setting, and study skills.
  • Access to ARC Tutoring for students who need additional help with a particular class.  The ARC Tutoring teachers can address questions and help improve skills or work on specific class assignments.


Classroom Services promotes open communication as the key to success, and collaborates with faculty, staff and students to create an optimal learning environment.  Classroom Services understands that disability-related information is confidential, and will only be released with the student’s written permission.

Please contact Classroom Services with any questions you may have, or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you!

Office of Classroom Services
phone: 415.618.3775