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Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

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Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

Address:
Lawrence Center 223
West Chester, PA 19383


Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Phone: 610-436-2564
Fax: 610-436-2600
Email: ossd@wcupa.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

What documentation must I provide the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities to receive my accommodations?

How do I register with OSSD?

  • Once a student has been formally accepted to West Chester University they are encouraged to meet with the Director of the OSSD to identify specific needs. Students are to send their documentation directly to the OSSD Office prior to their scheduled appointment. The OSSD staff will work with the student to determine what accommodations are appropriate using the decimations and self-analysis check list that prompt an examination of needs in the context of college classes .Letters of Accommodations will then be given directly to the student. The Letter of Accommodation explains the rights and responsibilities of the students under the laws along with a list of recommendations. A copy of this letter should be presented by the student to each professor at the beginning of each semester.
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How do I request my letters of accommodations each semester?

  • It is the student's responsibility to contact the OSSD at the beginning of each semester to obtain their Letters of Accommodation. Visit the OSSD and put your name and student ID in the binder labeled "Letters of Accommodation Sign Up" and your renewal letter will be emailed to you. If you believe you need any modifications to your current accommodations, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet with the Director of the OSSD.

How do I use my testing accommodations?

  • Students are responsible for making arrangements with faculty for test accommodations. It is always preferable for students to take tests in close proximity to the professor in the case of problems. However, some students and faculty prefer to use the OSSD Test Proctoring Center.

Where is the test proctoring center?

  • The Test Proctoring Center is located on the second floor of the Lawrence Center, Room 240, across the hall from OSSD.

How do I file a grievance?

What is TRIO Student Support Services?

TRIO programs were created under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and expanded in following years by other acts and amendments to provide postsecondary educational opportunities to eligible students from middle school through post baccalaureate degree programs. The SSS program provides opportunities for academic development, and assists students towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The TRIO grant allows us to provide services such as academic coaching and tutoring.