Getting Started

How to Access Services at MGA’s Disability Services Office

  • Register with Disability Services Office (DS)
  • The Intake Appointment
    • At the intake appointment, generally lasting about one hour, documentation, appropriate reasonable accommodations and services will be addressed and other necessary forms will be completed. Submit completed forms and appropriate documentation to Disability Services at this time. Students will be assigned a Disability Service Provider (DSP) who will be their direct contact at DS throughout their academic career. Policies and procedures will be explained and provided to the student in writing. Other appropriate university and community resources may also be presented. Students are eligible to receive services and accommodations after completing the intake process. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.
  • Determination of Qualifying Disability
    • Review of Intake Form, Release of Information Form and disability documentation will begin once boththe completed forms and disability documentation have been received by the DSP. (Review is typically completed within approximately five to seven business days.)
    • Students will be notified of whether their documentation meets MGA criteria after a determination has been made.
      • If disability documentation does not meet the criteria, the student will be informed of the specific additional information that must be obtained and submitted. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the medical professional, obtain any required additional information and assure that it is received by their DSP.
  • Semester Accommodations Verification and Accommodation Letters
    • Once eligible for accommodations, students must provide their DSP with a copy of their semester schedule at the beginning of every semester enrolled. Accommodation Lettersfor professors will be delivered via email on students’ behalf immediately following.
    • As needed, DSP’s will review the students’ records, verify contact information, address important upcoming dates and/or relate helpful information. Students may also use this time to address problems, ask questions, or request information.
      • A separate appointment may be recommended by the DSP should student concerns warrant it. To be determined by DSP.
    • Once Accommodation Lettershave been received, students should schedule appointments with all their current professors to verify receipt of Accommodation Letters and to discuss approved accommodations as needed.