Services for students with disabilities at the University of Delaware are designed to provide equal educational opportunities and to encourage full participation in all programs and services available to Continuing Education students. Reasonable accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis with supporting documentation.
It is the student’s responsibility to self-identify by contacting the ACCESS Center to request accommodations. An ACCESS advisor will meet with you in person if you are local, or via phone if you are at a distance. To reach the ACCESS Center for information and assistance, call 302-831-8843 (voice) or 302-831-2789 (fax), or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matriculated (admitted) students
Matriculated University of Delaware credit students who have been admitted into a credit degree program may obtain services by contacting UD's Office of Disabilities Support Services (DSS).
Process to request reasonable accommodations for Continuing Education (CEND) students
A non-matriculated (CEND) student with a disability, who needs accommodations, should contact the ACCESS Center as soon as possible after deciding to take a course. The approval process and accommodation implementation can require a considerable amount of time to complete.
Make an appointment with a counselor at the ACCESS Center. If possible, please bring disability information to this meeting.
Current college students attending other colleges/universities and receiving accommodations: A copy of that institution's letter authorizing the accommodation(s) and a list of the approved accommodation(s) are required.
Current high school students: High school students taking college courses must meet the University of Delaware’s requirements for a disability. A copy of your IEP, 504 Plan or Transition Plan, and high school transcript is helpful. Please note that a current IEP or section 504 plan does not guarantee eligibility for disability accommodations at the college level.
Summer College students: These students must follow the guidelines for high school students as outlined on this page. Click here for more information about Summer College.
Documentation information may be downloaded from the University of Delaware's Office of Disabilities Support Services web page.
Reviewing the request for disability accommodation
ADHD and Learning Disability requests must be reviewed by the Committee for Accommodation Review (CAR). The student will be informed of its decision by mail.
Disabilities other than ADHD and Learning Disability will be reviewed by our Disability Counselor in collaboration with the University's Office of Disabilities Support Services (DSS).
Follow up after review
If the accommodation request is approved, an orientation appointment with an ACCESS advsisor is required.
Accommodations must be requested for each semester/session that you attend. The request can be made by making an appointment with your counselor before the start of each semester/session.
All information concerning inquiries is confidential.