Getting Started

Student Eligibility

Student Accessibility Services offers programs and consultations to empower students with disabilities to reach their full potential. Applicants interested in services and accommodations should complete the registration process at the earliest possible time, preferably prior to enrollment in National University. For the SAS team to determine appropriate academic accommodations and accessibility services, students must submit the required documentation (provided below), and make an appointment with Student Accessibility Services.

Step One: Complete and Submit Application

Submit an Application for Services for review. The application allows you to tell us a little about yourself and what accommodations and services you are requesting. Please complete the application at the link below.

Application for Services

Step Two: Complete and Submit Verification

Submit professional documentation of a disability from your appropriate licensed professional. The documentation should state the diagnosis, functional limitations, possible side effects from medicine, accommodations requested and rationale, and include the information of the licensed professional who completed the paperwork. Prior to scheduling the interactive appointment (Step 3), an application for services and disability documentation must be received by the SAS team.

Psychological Disability Verification Form
Medical Disability Verification Form

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, submit online or you may choose to send the Application and disability documentation to:

E-mail: sas@nu.edu
Fax: (858) 521-3996

Mail: Student Accessibility Services
National University
16875 West Bernardo Drive
Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92127-1675

Step Three: Schedule an Interactive Appointment

Request and schedule an interactive appointment at http://www.meetme.so/nusas to meet with a SAS team member, to review and discuss your disability documentation, accommodation requests, and any challenges related to the disability.

If you are asked to meet in person, you can find Student Accessibility Services at 16875 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92127-1675.

Step Four: Eligibility Determination for Services

Students deemed eligible for Student Accessibility Services and approved for accommodations and services will be provided with an Accommodation Letter outlining specific accommodations along with educational resources. The letter will be sent electronically and hard copy, upon request.

Once a student receives the 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 students wish to discuss ways to communicate approved accommodations with your professor, please contact a SAS team member at sas@nu.edu or (858) 521-3967.