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Accommodations are not automatically provided by the University. It is the student’s choice to self-identify a disability and their responsibility to request DASS services.

New Students

Procedure for Requesting Classroom Accommodations/Services:

Apply for DASS Services

Note: Applications should only be completed by new students requesting classroom accommodations. Students who have already registered with DASS do not need to reapply for services.

  1. Student must first be admitted into the University
  2. Apply for DASS services by clicking the link above to complete application form
  3. Submit documentation from external or third party sources (documentation must be uploaded online, faxed to 805-437-8529, or submitted in-person in Arroyo Hall 210

Documentation from external or third party sources may include:

  • Educational or medical records, reports and assessments created by health care providers, school psychologists, teachers, or the education system
  • NOTE: If you do not have any documentation from external or third party sources, you must complete and submit a Self-Report Form (PDF, 681KB). However, if the nature and extent of the disability is not evident, some form of documentation from external sources is typically needed.


Returning Students

Although it is not necessary for you to provide DASS with verifying documentation each semester, students are required to add their classes on DASS Online Services each semester that accommodations are needed. Students will only be required to provide additional documentation if a new accommodation is requested and documentation on file does not justify the need.

Returning students are encouraged to request classroom accommodations immediately after course registration to ensure that accommodations are provided in a timely manner.

To schedule an appointment with a DASS counselor, please visit our office located in Arroyo Hall 210, or call 805-437-3331.