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Getting Started: Student Eligibility

The Office of Special Services offers programs and consultations to empower students with disabilities reach their full potential. Applicants interested in services and accommodations should complete the application process at the earliest possible time, preferably prior to enrollment in National University. To access disability-related services, students must submit the required documentation (provided below), and make an appointment with the Office of Special Services.

Step One: Complete and Submit Application and Documentation

Submit an Application for Services and professional documentation of a disability. Prior to scheduling the interactive appointment (Step 2), an application for services and disability documentation must be sent and received.

Disability Documentation Guidelines.

  • Learning Disabilities: A psycho-educational assessment using accepted testing instruments and measures signed by the appropriate licensed professional such as an educational psychologist or learning disability specialist. The assessment must give specifics of the learning disability that is clearly supported by the data in the assessment.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Testing assessment using accepted testing instruments and measures and signed by the appropriate licensed professional such as a psychologist or medical doctor. Provide specifics of how learning and academic activities are impaired in an academic setting that is supported by the data in the testing assessment.
  • Psychological Disorder: Testing evaluation using accepted testing instruments conducted and signed by the appropriate licensed professional such as a psychologist or medical doctor. Provide specifics of how learning and academic activities are impaired in an academic setting that is supported by the data in the evaluation.
  • Physical Disabilities: Involving Medical, Physical, Hearing or Visual Impairments can be certified by the appropriate licensed professional such as an audiologist, medical doctor, or ophthalmologist.

Upon completion, send the Application and disability documentation to:

E-mail: specialservices@nu.edu
Fax: (858) 642-8214

Mail
Office of Special Services
National University
11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011

Step Two: Schedule an Interactive Appointment
Schedule a one-hour interactive appointment to meet with the Accessibility Coordinator, Nicole Locker, to discuss your disability documentation, accommodation requests, and any challenges related to the disability.

Step Three: Committee Review
Following the interactive appointment, the Committee for Students with Disabilities will review the documentation provided, accommodations requested, and curriculum requirements to determine specific accommodations and services. Students deemed eligible for the Office of Special Services and approved for accommodations and services will be provided with an Accommodations Letter outlining specific accommodations along with educational resources. The letter will be sent electronically and hard copy.

Step Four: Accommodations Letter
Once a student receives an official Accommodations Letter outlining approved curriculum accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to present (in person or via e-mail) the letter to his/her professor and discuss the letter to the professor should he/she wish to access/use the prescribed accommodations. Should you wish to discuss ways to communicate your accommodations with your professor, please contact Nicole Locker, Accessibility Coordinator, nlocker@nu.edu or (858) 642-8058.


National University is a member of the National University System.