Applying for Services

Students with a documented disability looking to apply for reasonable accommodations and services at Rutgers University:

  1. Complete and submit the Registration Form.
    Upon completion of this form, you will receive a confirmation email of your submission.

  2. Schedule an intake meeting
    Upon receipt of the registration form, a representative from ODS will contact you to schedule an intake meeting with your assigned ODS coordinator. Your coordinator will be your direct point of contact with our office. This meeting can be done in person, by Skype, or by phone.
  3. Submit appropriate documentation
    On or before your intake meeting, please submit the appropriate documentation that meets ODS guidelines for your disability, by any of the following methods:
    1. Uploading your documentation
    2. Sending an email to: dsoffice@echo.rutgers.edu
    3. Faxing to 732-445-3388
    4. Bringing the documentation to your appointment
  4. Upon completion of your intake, ODS will then review your documentation.   Students will receive a response in a timely manner with one of the following application statuses:
  • Reasonable Accommodations Approved: when a student’s request for reasonable accommodations have been approved, the student will be notified to make a follow up meeting with their assigned disability coordinator at their campus to finalize the process for receiving their reasonable accommodations.   This follow up meeting can be done in-person, over the phone, or via Skype; whatever is easiest for the student. During this meeting, there will be a review how to implement the approved accommodations, and assist the student in completing the Letter of Accommodations form.

  • More Information Needed: when a student’s request for reasonable accommodations cannot be approved due to the fact that additional information is needed to substantiate the need for reasonable accommodations, the student will be notified that they will need to schedule a follow-up meeting with their assigned disability coordinator at their campus. This follow up meeting can be done in-person, over the phone, or via Skype; whatever is easiest for the student.
     
  • Application Not Approved: when a student’s request for reasonable accommodations as documented does not qualify him or her for the reasonable  accommodations requested, the student will receive notice of the denial.  A student may request to have a follow up meeting with their disability coordinator in order to explain the rationale for the denial.