How to Register with Accessibility Services
Step 1: Obtain Disability Documentation
To better support you, we need learn more about the nature and impact of your disability from a professional.
Common forms of documentation include, but are not limited to:
- An IEP and ETR or 504 Plan
- Psychological evaluation
If you don't have documentation of your disability, a professional with whom you are working (MD, Psychologist, etc.) can instead fill out our Disability Verification Form
Step 2: Submit your Documentation
Documentation can be submitted:
- In person -
- Columbus Campus - Eibling Hall, Room 101
- Delaware Campus - Moeller Hall, Room 233
- Via fax to 614-287-6054
- Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
When emailing, please include your contact information, as well as the semester you intend to take classes.
Documentation too large to attach and send via email? Send it to CSCC Accessibility Services via OneDrive!
*Important note about accommodated placement testing*
Columbus State, whenever possible, is using alternative methods to place students in the best-fit courses for their academic success. If it is determined that you need to complete placement tests, please share that information with our department. For additional information, please visit Columbus State's Placement Testing webpage.
Step 3: Check your Email
A member of our Advocate team will send you an email within 2-5 business days of receipt of your documentation. The email will notify you to either schedule your intake appointment with us or that we require additional information.
Step 4: Meet with your Assigned Accessibility Advocate for an Intake Interview.
During your intake, you and your Accessibility Advocate will discuss your disability. Based on this information, we will create an accommodation plan that you can use to receive services at Columbus State. You will also be trained on how to utilize approved services and accommodations.
If you have questions about documentation or the intake process, feel free to call
our Administrative Specialist at 614-287-2570.
Accessibility Services (AS) views all materials pertaining to a student’s disability as confidential. All disability-related information for students at Columbus State is housed in Accessibility Services. Only staff persons working at Accessibility Services have access to these files. Registration with AS will not appear on transcripts.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) do not allow faculty or others access to disability-related information (e.g. diagnosis, medications). AS will not share a student’s medical information with college faculty or staff without the student’s consent. Access Advisors will confirm registration and approved accommodations on a need-to-know basis.
AS will not disclose any student’s medical or registration information to an employer or other outside organization without the student’s permission.