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Office for Students with Disabilities Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations require approval by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

All of the following are required:

  • The student submits the appropriate documentation to OSD.
  • The student requests accommodation through appropriate OSD procedures.
  • The requested accommodation does not substantially alter the fundamental nature of the academic and/or technical standards of the coursework and/or program.
  • The requested accommodation is supported by the documentation on file.

The most commonly requested reasonable accommodations include:

  • Extended test time
  • Separate test location
  • Taped texts and/or Reading Edge
  • Note taker
  • Test reader
  • Test scribe and/or use of computer
  • Access to available assistive equipment
  • Priority registration
  • Physical access to programs and services
  • Other accommodations specific to the disability as requested and approved

The following are noted:

  • The decision regarding appropriate and reasonable accommodation rests with the Office for Students with Disabilities.
  • The Office for Students with Disabilities reserves the right to request additional documentation.
  • Services of a personal nature are the responsibility of the student.

Office for Students with Disabilities
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
Box #7
California, PA 15419

FAX 724-938-4599

Important Links

Request for University Housing Accommodation - Download the housing accommodation request form

Office for Students with Disabilities - Learn more about OSD

Application Information - Learn about the OSD application process

Documentation and Assessment Report - Learn more about required documentation

ADA Compliance - The ADA/504 Compliance Office serves students with disabilities by ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  

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