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New Student Request Process Through CSD

It is the student's responsibility to self-identify to CSD, provide documentation that meets documentation guidelines, and request specific services.

NOTE: Pending the receipt of appropriate documentation, the University reserves the right to deny services of accommodations.
1.    Complete the online Application for Accommodation Services

2.    Provide disability documentation, either attached to your application or submitted separately to CSD

  • Read Documentation Guidelines that apply to your diagnosis.
  • If current documentation is not available or doesn't meet UWW criteria, contact CSD to see if it is necessary to have a qualified professional or clinician complete the Disability Assessment Form.
  • Send CSD any records of accommodations/services provided to you at any previous academic settings (e.g. IEP, Section 504 plan, college service plan, etc.) and any record of accommodations provided for any national standardized exams (e.g. ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.). This documentation is helpful but not necessarily sufficient to determine eligibility for services.

Providing documentation of disability is the responsibility of the student. In general, the less obvious the disability, the more information is required to assess a student's needs and make accommodation recommendations.  Documentation should be recent, relevant and comprehensive and, where appropriate, contain test scores and interpretation (e.g. learning disability reports, audiograms, etc.).  If the original documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability or reasonable accommodation, the university has the discretion to require additional documentation.  Any cost incurred in obtaining additional documentation is also borne by the student.  If the documentation is complete but the university desires a second professional opinion, the university bears that cost. 

3.    Schedule an appointment for an Intake

  • Once you have submitted all materials to CSD you will be scheduled for an intake appointment. You will be sent an email to your UWW email account pairing you with a Disability Service Coordinator, and inviting you to schedule an intake appointment. At your intake appointment, you and your Disability Services Coordinator will discuss your documentation and need for accommodations. Through this interactive process, an accommodation/service plan is developed and your accommodations are entered into your Accommodation Request Portal profile. Upon the completion of creating this plan, you will be eligible to begin receiving services/accommodations. Some services require training. Your Disability Services Coordinator will discuss your training needs and schedule any training sessions. 

As a student receiving services through CSD, you will need to stay in contact with your Disability Services Coordinator to discuss your needs and stay updated on CSD processes. It is the student's responsibility to send their Accommodation Notifications to their instructors in a timely manner. These notifications communicate and verify to your instructors that you have been approved to receive accommodations for their class.  

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Procedures for Applying for Student Accessibility Services

  1. Submit a completed application form, along with supporting documentation prepared by an appropriate professional, to the Disability Services Coordinator located in the Solution Center.  More information on documentation may be found here.
    • In general, documentation should not be more than three years old.
  2. Your documentation and application will be reviewed by the Disability Services Coordinator (DSC). The DSC will consider all of the information provided and make an eligibility determination.
    • You will be contacted by the DSC if clarification or more information is needed.
  3. After you have submitted your materials, you will need to schedule an intake appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator.  At this appointment, the DSC will identify approved accommodations and discuss the process for using accommodations at UWW at Rock County.
    • Check your college email account regularly! We will not send confidential information to personal email accounts (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.)
    • It is your responsibility to notify your instructors of your approved accommodations and talk to them about how your accommodations can be used in their class.
    • If you disagree with your approved accommodations, please contact the DSC to discuss your concerns, or follow the appeals process found here.

The Disability Services Coordinator for UW - Whitewater at Rock County (formerly UW - Rock County) is Ali Potratz.  To schedule an appointment call the Solution Center at 608-758-6541, or email at