Find out how to verify your disability, approach your instructors, and receive counseling. Learn more about the Disabled Student Program.
A Verified Disability
A certified DSPS professional must verify a disability. We offer specialized services to help disabled students overcome their limitations and fully participate in Sierra College courses.
How To Verify Your Disability
You can have your disability verified by submitting one of these disability document to DSPS:
- Physician’s verification of disability
- Individualized Education Plan from High School
- Section 504 from High School
Or you can visit Sierra College's Learning Opportunity Center to get tested and verified.
When you register with DSPS, you can ask your counselor for an Accommodation Certification Form. You can show this form to your instructors or the Testing Center if you need accommodations such as extra time on exams or a note-taker.
ConfidentialityAll information is strictly confidential. Your instructor will not know you have a disability until you request an accommodation. An instructor is not entitled to know your specific disability.
Meet with a General Counselor or a Disabled Student Services Counselor
Disabled Student Services counselors provide the same services as general counseling. You can see any counselor you wish for general counseling. However, you must meet with DSPS faculty and sign your SEP every semester to receive services. You always have the option of not using the programs and services available to you.