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Self-Identification in Admissions

An applicant’s decision about whether to self-identify as a person with a disability is a very personal one. Individuals with disabilities are welcome to discuss their concerns with the DSS staff prior to applying. The decision to not self-identify as disabled is understood and respected.

Upon acceptance, however, incoming students with disabilities are urged to contact the DSS program as soon as possible. The staff’s early identification of students’ needs helps to ensure that arrangements and accommodations can be made prior to a student’s arrival on campus. For example, advance planning and preparation for course material in Braille, large print or audiocassette, and the selection and hiring of interpreters may take place prior to the beginning of classes. The more time the DSS staff has to make these arrangements, the easier the transition to Roosevelt University will be.