When you are asked about your disability in the application, think about the following:
- How does the disability affect your experiences, learning, reading/writing, housing, dining, technology use, etc.?
- What are your limitations?
- What tools facilitate your success?
You must submit documentation from a current treating physician that:
- is on letterhead;
- states a diagnosis or diagnoses;
- is signed and dated by a treating care provider;
- includes your name and date of birth on all documentation;
- is submitted in a non-editable document (no Word documents);
- provides support for the diagnosis and how it meets the definition of a person with a disability under the ADA.
Submit your documentation through AIM after you submit your application or:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: 803-777-6741
- Ask your provider to submit the documentation directly to us
- Deliver in Person: Close-Hipp, Suite 102 - Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19
3. Schedule your orientation.
Once your application is processed, you will receive an email from your coordinator, asking you to send a few date and time options to schedule your orientation. You must complete this step to access disability services.
At this time, we are conducting our orientations virtually through Blackboard Collaborate.
4. Attend your orientation.
You must attend your orientation meeting with your coordinator in order to receive
accommodations. When you meet with your coordinator, they will review our offices
policies and procedures, make you aware of which accommodations you have been approved
for, and help you get logged in to your AIM profile.
You do not need to re-register with our office every semester. Once you are registered, you are registered for the entirety of your academic career at UofSC.
All information provided to the Student Disability Resource Center is confidential. Only with the written consent of the student will information be provided to appropriate offices when information has been deemed necessary to support the individual’s educational and professional pursuits. We include the student in any conversations related to him/her. Specific information (including documentation) relating to the student’s disability will not be given out without written permission from the student. It is strongly recommended that all forms and documentation be returned to our office before the start of the semester in order to allow time for processing.